Loberanes' slay may be drug-related: police

Police are looking into the possibility that the killing of drug suspect Pablito Loberanes, 30, may be related to illegal drugs. Mandaue City Police Station 1 Chief Janelito Marquez said that there was no security camera at the crime scene that may help them identify the gunmen. Loberanes and Daisy Pacho, one of his companions, died after four gunmen ambushed the mini-van that he and his five companions were riding in Barangay Paknaan shortly after posting bail for drugs and illegal possession of firearm last Tuesday afternoon.

2 men on bike killed Cigarette vendor on Colon

Two motorcycle-riding assassins killed a cigarette vendor outside a building on Colon St., Cebu City yesterday dawn. Police identified the casualty as Bartolome Baynosa, 50, of the southern town of Minglanilla, Cebu. The culprits, who wore full-faced helmets, reportedly arrived near the vendor; the passenger pulled out a gun and shot Baynosa several times at close range. PO3 Allan Caumeran of the Carbon Police Station said that Baynosa had submitted himself for profiling under Oplan Tokhang program and reportedly admitted that he was a junkie, a radio Dyhp reported.

‘AlDub’ caught for selling drugs, charged

The Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor indicted a suspected pusher from Barangay Suba, who allegedly used “AlDub” as his pseudonym in selling illegal drugs. He was also caught in possession of 18 sachets of shabu. Prosecutor Alex Gabud found evidence to charge Judaven Majaba, alias “AlDub,” with violation of Section 11, Article 2 of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. A P200,000 bail is set for Majaba’s temporary freedom. He was arrested on Abellana St., Barangay Suba, Cebu City last Dec. 19, 2016.

Pardo cops nab ex-convict in drug operation

A former inmate of the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Palawan was caught in a drug-bust in Sitio Paradise II, Barangay Kinsang-an last Monday evening. Eric “Kyoto” Alo, 46, allegedly yielded two medium packs of shabu valued at P70,800. “Someone tipped our operatives about his presence in the area that’s why when we conducted a buy-bust and it was positive,” said SPO1 Edgar Causon of the Pardo Police Station. Alo reportedly served a jail term at the Iwahig Penal Farm in Palawan for violation of R.A. 6425, the old anti-drug law.