NINE persons were arrested in separate drug bust operations in Negros Island Region in the past two days.
Collared by police in Negros Oriental last Tuesday were Hanzel Roda Calumpong, 30, of Barangay Maslog, Sibulan town; Rosvelt Gerilla, 20, of Barangay Mangnao, Dumaguete City; and Eluterio Bayan, 47, of Purok 4, Barangay Banilad, Bacong town.
Gerilla and Bayan were arrested at Sitio Canday-ong, Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City around 12:15 a.m. with a recovery of two sachets of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) while Calumpong, who was cornered around 1:30 a.m. at Kalye Pitong Gatang, Barangay Bolocboloc, Sibulan town, yielded two sachets of shabu, and the P500 marked money.
Also arrested Monday was Eduardo Delfin, 34, of Sitio Canday-ong, Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City after he sold a sachet of shabu to a police agent for P500. He also yielded another sachet of shabu.
In Negros Occidental, Joseph Fry Reyes, 36, of Barangay Talubangi, and Joemar Tacdoro, 20, of Barangay Salong, both of Kabankalan City were collared by police at Barangay Tampalon Monday after they were found possessing five sachets of shabu, a lighter, and P2,100 cash.
Rannie Sayson, 50, of Barangay Poblacion 1, Sagay City was arrested after police seized from him seven sachets of shabu, a pair of scissors, a cellular phone, P596 cash, and the P300 marked money.
Newly-identified drug suspect Crezyl de la Cruz, 18, of Hacienda Biaren, Barangay Linao, also in Sagay, was arrested after he yielded five sachets of shabu, drug paraphernalia, P1,420 cash, and the P500 marked money.
In Bacolod City, Israel Trazo, 39, was arrested at Barangay Singcang-Airport Monday. He was under the street and local target drugs list of Police Station 8.
Recovered from Trazo were 11 sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.