Another ex-con falls in drug sting

By Jennifer P. Rendon

Another former convict was arrested in a police anti-illegal drug operation late evening of August 22, 2022 in Molo, Iloilo City.

Police identified the suspect as Rannie Ygan, 59, of Zone 6, Barangay Boulevard, Molo.

Members of the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit 6 (RPDEU-6) and the Iloilo City Police Station 4 arrested the suspect after selling a sachet of suspected shabu for P8,500 to a police poseur buyer.

Recovered from the suspects were 16 sachets of suspected shabu, the P8,500 marked money, a belt bag, a wallet, two mobile phones, and P209 cash.

Lieutenant Glenn Soliman RPDEU-6 team leader, said the seized weighed around 35 grams and has an estimated standard drug price of P238,000.

It was gathered that Ygan has been arrested for a drug-related case in 2014.

He was released from detention in March 2022 after availing of the plea-bargaining agreement.

But residents claimed it didn’t take long for him to go back to his old ways.

Ygan is now detained and will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).