Drug den dismantled, seven persons arrested

An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducts inventory on the illegal drugs recovered from five persons in a buy-bust at Barangay Banago, Bacolod City Thursday. (PDEA-6 Photo)

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – An alleged drug den was dismantled and seven persons were arrested in three separate buy-bust operations here and in two cities in Negros Occidental in the past three days.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6 in coordination with PDEA-Negros Occidental raided an alleged drug den at Barangay Banago here last Thursday, which resulted in the arrest of five persons.

Arrested were Felizardo Londres, Erwin Villacastel, Jhon Dave Solis, Rommel Pama, and Jhon Paul Quiñanola.

PDEA seized from the five suspects 15 grams of suspected shabu worth P102,000.

In Silay City, Justine Lumayno was arrested at Barangay Lantad that day, after police confiscated from him nine grams of suspected shabu worth P135,000, drug paraphernalia, and P1,500 marked money.

In Talisay City, Evan Hinolan was arrested at Barangay Zone 8 last Wednesday for the recovery of eight sachets of suspected shabu, and the P600 marked money.