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Friday, September 20, 2019

3 arrested in Argao, Talisay anti-drug busts

THREE people, including two women, were arrested Saturday in separate drug busts in Talisay City and Argao.

Jeanalyn Gaviola, 34, was arrested Saturday dawn after she prevented local police from arresting her husband, an alleged drug pusher, during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tanke, Talisay City.

Gaviola, 34, will be charged for violation of Presidential Decree 1829 after she tried to stop policemen from arresting her husband, Jessmar, who was caught selling illegal drugs in their house in Sitio Salvador in Tanke.

Based on a report, Jessmar, also known as “Tangkag,” was reportedly selling drugs in his house at 3:55 a.m. when a police officer, posing as a buyer, came to him to buy shabu.

As Jessmar handed a large pack of suspected shabu to the poseur-buyer, police officers led by SPO3 Vincent Taladua immediately arrested him.

But Jeanalyn prevented the police from arresting her husband, allowing him to evade arrest.

Seized

Upon her arrest, three large packs of suspected shabu worth P35,200 were confiscated from Jeanalyn.

Jeanalyn is currently detained at the Talisay City Police Station pending the formal filing of charges against her today.

Even though he was able to flee, Jessmar will still be charged with illegal drug possession.

Argao

In Argao, an administrative aide of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) and his live-in partner were arrested after they were caught allegedly selling drugs during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Talaga last Saturday.

Confiscated from Ponciano Mamugay and his partner, Marites Batican, were 36 sachets of suspected shabu worth P22, 000.

Based on a police report, Mamugay was reportedly selling illegal drugs with his live-in partner in a kiosk when they were approached by a police officer posing as a buyer.

As Mamugay handed down the drugs to the police officer, other operatives then approached to arrest him.

Mamugay attempted to run, but was cornered by police officers. Batican, who was sitting next beside him in the kiosk, was immediately arrested.

The couple are now detained pending the filing of charges.
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