‘Unlucky 13’ fall in narco busts

Personnel of Police Station 7 conduct a buy-bust operation at Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Police Station 7)

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Thirteen persons were arrested in five separate buy-bust operations here and in Negros Occidental from September 10 to 11, which led to the confiscation of more or less P463,500 worth of suspected shabu.

Last September 10, Sofronio Mondejar, 33, of Barangay Bata here was collared for the alleged possession of 10 sachets of suspected shabu worth P375,000, the P500 marked money, and drug paraphernalia.

Mondejar is a street level target, police records indicate. He is detained at Police Station 3.

In Victorias City, Fortune Melleza was arrested at Barangay 3 on the same day after police confiscated from him seven plastic sachets of suspected shabu worth P10,000, and the P400 marked money.

In La Carlota City, Noli Dela Luna, 19, of Barangay 1 was nabbed at the said village last Tuesday after he allegedly yielded nine sachets of suspected shabu worth P3,500, and the P300 marked money.

Also arrested that day was Ace Semillano, 37, of Barangay Old Poblacion, Escalante City, after police seized from him nine sachets of suspected shabu, and the P500 marked money.

The following day, Alvin Lindayao, and eight others were collared at Barangay Mansilingan here.

Police recovered from them two sachets of suspected shabu worth P75,000, drug paraphernalia, and the P200 marked money. All nine suspects are detained at Police Station 7.