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‘Shabu peddler’ apprehended
in buy-bust operation in Silay

Another suspected shabu peddler was arrested yesterday in a buy-bust operation in Silay City, Negros Occidental, Supt. Rosauro Francisco said.

Francisco, who is the Silay police chief, said that, since last year, they have neutralized the activities of more than 70 drug pushers, who are now in jail, and have been charged for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002.

Francisco said that Jerald Flores, 19, was nabbed yesterday by a police team, led by Senior Police Officer 1 Rayjay Rebadomia, at his residence in Sitio Pulo, Employees Subdivision, Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City.

The arrest yielded three sachets of suspected shabu and its paraphernalia, a homemade .38 caliber revolver, and P300 in marked money.

Despite their accomplishments in the anti-illegal drug campaign, Francisco said they are not letting their guard down, and are also closely monitoring the possible entry of another big-time drug personality in Silay City.

The police is verifying claims that the recent killing of a businessman and his son in Silay City, may be related to the proliferation of drugs in the place.*GPB

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Man sued in court for
use of fake bills

A resident of Eastern Samar province, who allegedly used fake P1,000 bills in purchasing goods from a store in Brgy. Handumanan, was charged for violation of Article 168 of the Revised Code of the Philippines before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office Wednesday.

Charged was Alex Centino Santos, 35, of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Station 10 chief, Senior Insp. Terence Paul Santa Ana, said.

Among the evidences presented before the CPO against Santos were the letter of declaration of the Central Bank of the Philippines-Bacolod that the two P1,000 bills recovered from him were indeed counterfeit.

Station 10 policemen arrested Santos after he bought some goods from the convenience store of a gasoline station in Brgy. Handumanan, police records show.

Bacolod City police director, Senior Supt Ricardo de la Paz, had earlier said they are investigating if Santos is part of a criminal group involved in the proliferation of fake money that is in the city, obviously to victimize MassKara Festival revelers.

He said they are also looking out for companions of Santos who may still be in Bacolod.*APN

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2 hurt in road mishap

A driver and his passenger were injured when their motorcycle collided with a pick-up vehicle in front of a gasoline station at Araneta Street in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, yesterday.

Injured were Joselito Olano, 25, of Purok Marapara, Brgy. Bata, and Vitorio Aquino, 37, of Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod, Traffic Management Unit head, Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche, said.

The police said both Olano and Aquino were wearing crash helmets when the accident happened.

Olano, the driver of the Honda XRM motorcycle, and Aquino, were brought to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Hospital, where they are now confined.

The driver of the Suzuki Carry pick-up, identified as Roseller Abada, 34, of Purok Kawayan, Brgy. Banago, Bacolod, was not hurt, police reports show.

Investigation conducted by Police Officer 2 Daniel Matias Ballesteros showed that the Honda XRM motorcycle was heading south of Araneta Street, and the pick-up vehicle was traveling in the opposite direction, when the collision occurred.*APN

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