7 ‘shabu’ sachets confiscated
in Bacolod buy-bust operation
Seven elongated sachets of suspected shabu, all worth P7,000, were recovered by the Bacolod City Police Special Operations Group and the Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. 2, this city, at noon yesterday.
SOG and CAIDSTOG head, Supt. Santiago Rapiz said, the buy-bust also resulted to the arrest of Rhea Apelado, 31, of Purok Sigay in Brgy. 2, who handed a small sachet of suspected shabu, in exchange for P300, to a police poseur-buyer.
Rapiz said their operation was conducted on a relative of Apelado, whose name he withheld, but it was she, who handed the sachet of the banned substance.
He said they also recovered P6,161, believed to be cash proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs, from Apelado during her arrest.
SOG and CAIDSTOG also apprehended Jaynor Paraiso, 22, of Purok Ceriza 1 in Brgy. 27, Bacolod, at about 2:45 p.m. yesterday, after he gave a sachet of suspected shabu to a police poseur-buyer in exchange for P200, Rapiz said.
He said they also recovered P1,220 ‘drug money’ from Paraiso, who is now detained with Apelado at the lockup cell of the Bacolod City Police. Both will face charges for illegal drugs sale and possession, Rapiz said.
Meanwhile, two persons were arrested at a pension house at the Bacolod City downtown area, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, after policemen seized several illegal drugs paraphernalia from their rented room.
Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, identified those arrested as Christine Alvarez of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, and Rodel Villanueva, 37, of Purok Matinumanon in Brgy. Felisa, Bacolod.
Rosales said Alvarez complained against Villanueva, prompting Police Officers 2 Joey Genterola and Nelgin Bermejo to go to their rented room and led to the recovery of two disposable lighters, an improvised tooter, four pieces of rolled aluminum foil and an elongated sachet with traces of suspected shabu.*APN
‘Class opening peaceful;
PNP visibility continues’
The police will continue to beef up security around schools even with the generally peaceful opening of classes Monday, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, city director, said yesterday.
De la Paz said the arrival of 50 members of the Public Safety Management Battalion in Bacolod helped in the maintenance of peace and order in public elementary and high schools.
He ordered the commanders of the 10 police stations to double their efforts and to assign more personnel to schools to ensure that criminal elements do not victimize students.
De la Paz added that they will be on alert until next week, when most private schools, colleges and universities open classes.
The RPSMB personnel assigned to elementary and high schools in Bacolod were ordered to stay until the end of classes at 5:30 p.m., while those detailed in colleges and universities can only leave their posts at 8:30 p.m., BCPO Operations Branch chief, Senior Insp. Lester Leada, said.
Sixty personnel from the Police Regional Training Center-6 were also deployed to Bacolod Monday for their 6-month field training, and to observe operational procedures in case investigation and traffic management.*APN
4 ‘jai alai’ operators arrested
in intensified police campaign
Four suspected jai alai operators were arrested by Stations 1 and 6 policemen at the downtown area, and in Barangays 36 and 40 in Bacolod City Monday.
Station 1 policemen arrested Eddie Claur, 60, of Yulo-Quezon Avenues in Brgy. 36, and Jose Anacan, 58, of Purok Boulevard in Brgy. 36, at about 7:05 p.m., while tallying bets for jai alai at the junction of Gatuslao and Araneta Streets.
Police Officer 2 Felipe Moncatar also recovered several tally sheets and jai alai tipsters with the codename “Fronton”, police records show.
Meanwhile, Teresita Lason, 60, of Purok Listonan in Brgy. 36, were nabbed by Police Officers 2 Rolly Jardinico and Leopoldo Semillano in possession of tipsters with the codename “Fronton” and P558 in cash.
Station 6 policemen, led by Senior Police Officer 1 Danny Abalayan, arrested Eduardo Santillan, 62, of Mercedes Avenue in Brgy. 40, Bacolod, and seized several tally sheets and tipsters with the codename “Guitar” and P67 in cash, the records add.*APN