More than P700K in ‘shabu’ confiscated

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) seized more than P700,000 worth of illegal drugs in four separate buy-bust operations yesterday.

Personnel of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) led by Police Lieutenant Colonel Leonardo Borromeo conducted the operation against Mary Rose Santillan at Barangay Banago around 3 a.m.

Police recovered from Santillan 11 sachets of suspected shabu weighing seven grams worth P600,000, and the P1,000 marked money.

Santillan is detained at Police Station 3.

Also arrested by personnel of Police Station 4 at Barangay 27 around 1:35 a.m. were Ely John Deslate and Erika Shane Conado after they allegedly yielded eight sachets of suspected shabu worth P57,000, and the P500 marked money.

Anti-drug operatives of Police Station 5 also arrested Christian Benedicto, 47, of Barangay Granada, for the confiscation of four sachets of suspected shabu and the P300 marked money.

In the afternoon, personnel of Police Station 7 arrested Emmanuel Martir, 49;

Ronnie Agustin, 52, both residents of Barangay Villamonte; and Warren Noarbe, 51, of Barangay Vista Alegre, in a drug bust at Barangay Villamonte around 2 p.m.

Police confiscated from them seven sachets of suspected shabu weighing three grams worth P45,000, drug paraphernalia, and the P500 marked money.

Martir and Agustin are street level targets while Noarbe is a newly-identified drug personality, police records showed.

The BCPO even intensified its campaign against illegal drugs, following the recovery of P15 million worth of suspected shabu at Barangay 31 over the weekend.

The police are also strengthening its measures against the entry of the said contraband here as the MassKara Festival is approaching.