P100,000 in drugs seized

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014


A TOTAL of P100,000 worth of drugs were seized from a suspected drug pusher and three users, one of them a minor, in a buy-bust operation at Purok Cereza 1, Rizal-Lopez Jaena Streets, Barangay 27, Bacolod City Monday morning.

Police identified the suspects as Elsie Go alias Baby Girl, 27, of Barangay 27, her father Raymundo Guerrero, 63, of Barangay Estefania, Marilou Tan, 37, of Barangay 27, and a 15-year-old boy.

Senior Insp. Neil Exaltado, head of City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG), said Go was arrested when she handed to a police poseur-buyer an elongated plastic sachet of suspected shabu in exchange for P500 in marked money.

He said Guerrero, Tan and the minor were also inside the house; however, some of their companions, who were at the second floor, managed to escape.

Exaltado sustained minor injuries when he tried to stop one of the suspects from fleeing.

Police recovered from Go seven pieces of elongated plastic sachets of suspected shabu, two big heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu, two big unsealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a pair of scissors, three disposable lighters, improvised tooter, bamboo clip, a digital weighing scale, P500 marked money, and P1, 200 cash.

The suspects were neutralized after the police received information from a concerned citizen that there is rampant selling of illegal drugs in the area.

In 2013, the Bacolod City Police Office Special Operations Group also conducted a raid in the house of Go for violation of Republic Act 9165.

Exaltado said Go will face charges for violation of Sections 5, 11, and 12 of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 while the three others will be charged for violation of Section 11 of R.A. 9165.

Go denied that she is a drug pusher but she admitted that she is a drug user. Her father claimed that he only visited her daughter in the area.

Tan said she was selling “lumpia” during the operation. Both of them also denied their involvement in illegal drugs activity.

The 15-year-old, a friend of the son of Go, said he left home and he was temporarily staying in the house of Go. He also denied that he engaged in illegal drug use.

Councilman Domingo Catolico said they have observed that every opening of classes, there is a rampant selling of illegal drugs in their village.

He said some of their constituents sell drugs which has become their regular source of income.

Catolico said thanked the police in intensifying their campaign against illegal drugs in their village. (MAP)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 04, 2014.

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