2 ‘drug peddlers’ arrested
Police have detained two suspected drug peddlers, arrested recently in anti-narcotics operations in Silay City, Negros Occidental, that had led to the seizure of suspected marijuana and shabu.
Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay police chief, identified the detained suspects as Cayetano Regis Jr., alias Jacob, 50, and Benito Palaras, alias Bitoy, 45.
The arrest of Regis on Feb. 29 yielded six suspected marijuana cigarettes, while five suspected sachets of alleged shabu were recovered from the possession of Palaras, Francisco said.
His arrest was made by a team of police intelligence operatives, headed by SPO1 Rayjay Rebadomia in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Hawaiian, Silay City, with the two P50 bills used as marked money and P540 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of prohibited drugs, recovered from his possession.
Palaras was also apprehended by the same team in Sitio Matagoy, Brgy. Rizal, Silay City, in a buy-bust operation, with the P250 marked money recovered from him.
Their arrest brought to almost 50 the number of drug peddlers accounted for by the police in Silay City since last year, police records showed.
Meanwhile, policemen also apprehended a certain Sandy Hernaez, 22, in Brgy. Payao, Binalbagan, by virtue of an arrest warrant for acts of lasciviousness charges filed against him.
Senior Inspector Albert Sy, Binalbagan police chief, said Dumangas Judge Edgar Catilo has recommended P180,000 bail for Hernaez, who is now in jail.* GPB
Another stolen motorcycle was recovered Friday in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental by Policemen and operatives of the PNP Highway Patrol Group pursuing members of an organized group engaged in carnapping.
This brought to five the number of stolen motorcycles recovered by the police and HPG in Toboso town and Cadiz City, since Feb. 13, police records show.
Chief Inspector Gabriel Gutierrez, Sagay police chief, said yesterday that their follow-up operations against members of a carnapping group, led to the recovery of another stolen motorcycle in Hacienda Mirasol, Brgy. Jerusalem, Cadiz City.
Gutierrez said the red Badja Kawasaki 100cc motorcycle, with plate number 8834,chassis number MD2DDVZZM WL9W4 and engine number DUMBM186899 was recovered from Alfredo Turdedo, “alias Bebot,” in a joint operation by the Cadiz City police and HPG.
Turdedo had claimed that he borrowed the motorcycle from his nephew he identified as Elver Pimentel on Feb. 25.
Upon checking with the Land Transportation Office in Cadiz City, Gutierrez said they found out that the engine and chassis number of the motorcycle did not exist.
He added that Brgy. Capt. Jimmy Diosana, and kagawads Leah and Ronald Leonoras assisted in the recovery of the stolen motorcycle.*GPB
Doctor held up
A doctor sought police help after an unidentified suspect, believed to be a minor, allegedly held him up at about 2:30 a.m. yesterday.
Police identified the victim as Julius Dela Cruz, 31, of Purok Paghidaet in Brgy. 7, Bacolod City.
Dela Cruz said he was walking on his way home in front of the compound of the Social Security System at 2nd-Lacson Street, Bacolod, when the suspect approached him.
He claimed the suspect threatened him with a knife and forcibly took his bag that contained his cellular phone valued at P2,700 and other personal belongings.
The suspect reportedly ran towards the Munsterific convenience store at 3rd Lacson Street, the police said.
Meanwhile, thieves took the bicycle owned by a Negros Occidental Provincial Election officer, parked in front of the COMELEC Office Saturday.
Marcos Cordero, 46, told the police that he was surprised to find his bicycle gone when he returned to the COMELEC at about 4:35 p.m.
Both cases are being investigated by Police Station 2.*APN