By Glazyl Masculino
BACOLOD CITY – Police arrested 14 persons and seized P385,360 worth of suspected shabu in separate buy-bust operations here and in Negros Occidental from July 12 to 15.
Around P283,360 worth of the said contraband was confiscated from 12 individuals in the province.
The police operations were conducted in the cities of Escalante, Silay, Sipalay, Kabankalan, La Carlota, Victorias, and San Carlos, and the town of Valladolid and Moises Padilla.
In Bacolod, two persons were apprehended after police seized 15 grams of suspected shabu worth P102,000 at Purok Kagaykay, Barangay 2 last Friday.
Police Captain Paul Vincent Pendon, head of Police Station 2, identified the subject as Arnold Mendoza, 45, of Barangay 30, while his companion was Rex Sarcepuedes, 20, of Barangay 2.
Pendon said that Mendoza was previously arrested for a drug offense and was just recently released from jail.
Mendoza is a high value individual, while Sarcepuedes is a street level individual, according to the police.