PDEA arrests 3 in buy-bust

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014


THREE persons were arrested in a buy-bust operation at Purok Bangrus, Barangay 1, Bacolod City Monday.

Personnel of the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency-Western Visayas (PDEA-6) identified the suspects as Noemi Regacho, 36; Rey Arana, 33, and Neil Jalandoon, 27 -- all residents in Bacolod City.

Senior Inspector Jovil Sede, commander of Police Station 2 (PS2), the operatives of PDEA-6 led by Agent Rechelle Mission endorsed the three suspects about 10 a.m.

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He said Regacho and Arana were arrested when they handed to a poseur-buyer one small plastic sachet of suspected shabu in exchange for P600 in marked money.

Police recovered from the suspects additional four plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a box containing seven pieces of medium heat sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a big elongated plastic sachet of suspected shabu, a elongated plastic sachet of suspected shabu, among others.

Sedel said Jalandoon was also arrested for visiting of drug den while one of their companions Benito Regacho Jr. evaded arrest after sensing the presence of operatives in the area.

He said the three suspects were brought to the Iloilo City for a drug test Monday after which they will be detained at Police Station 2 for the filing of charges against them. (MAP)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on April 09, 2014.

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