ABOUT P600,200 worth of illegal drugs was seized in separate drug busts in Bacolod City and different areas in Negros Occidental from November 22 to 23.
In Bacolod City, 21-year-old Christian Villar, third cousin of the late Western Visayas drug lord Ramy Poja, was arrested at Sitio Sibucao, Barangay Banago early Friday, which resulted to a recovery of 11 sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu worth P500,200, the P1,000 marked money and drug paraphernalia. Villar is under the drugs watchlist of Police Station 3.
In Silay City, Edjon Francis Casiano, 24, a level-two high-value target (HVT); and Troi John Cuico, 20, a newly-identified drug personality, both residents of Barangay Guinhalaran were arrested yesterday after police seized from them 15 grams of suspected shabu worth P150,000, drug paraphernalia, the P500 marked money, and P1,000 boodle money.
In San Carlos City, Lester Fernandez, 38, of Barangay 3, was also collared at Barangay 5 yesterday after he allegedly yielded eight sachets of suspected shabu weighing five grams worth P60,000, and the P1,500 marked money.
Fernandez is a level-two HVT and an alleged member of Virtucio drug group, police records showed.
In Kabankalan City, Whisan Salem of Barangay 5 was also arrested in the said village yesterday for sale and illegal possession of dangerous drugs.
Police confiscated from him seven sachets of suspected shabu, the P100 marked money and P910 in cash.
In Isabela town, Libirt Placido, 28, of Barangay Bagroy, Binalbagan town was arrested yesterday at Barangay Guintubhan after police recovered from him two sachets of suspected shabu, lighter, a homemade .38 caliber revolver with two live ammunition, wallet, and P1,070 in cash, including the marked money.
In Bago City, Arthuro Guarra, 49, of Barangay Malingin was arrested at Barangay Poblacion yesterday, which led to the confiscation of five sachets of suspected shabu, the P200 marked money, cellular phone, and P890 in cash.
He is the fifth drug personality under the watchlist of Bago City Police Station.
On November 22, Henry Morales, 27, of Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City was arrested after police seized from him two sachets of shabu amounting to P30,000, the P500 marked money, pouch, and an improvised tooter.
Morales is a newly-identified street level target. He is detained at Police Station 7.
In a separate drug bust in the city, Genelyn Aguas, 28, of Barangay 27, a street-level target was arrested on the same day, with a recovery of four sachets of suspected shabu worth P30,000, the P500 marked money, coin purse, and drug paraphernalia.
Also arrested on Thursday in Valladolid town was Arje Diauna, 23, of Barangay 2 Poblacion, La Carlota City after he allegedly engaged in a drug transaction with a police agent at Barangay Tabao Proper. He is a newly-identified drug personality.
Police seized from him five sachets of suspected shabu, the P200 marked money and P270 in cash.
In Talisay City, John Harly Dizon, 21; and his younger brother Carlo, 19, both residents of Barangay Zone 2 were arrested in the said village last Thursday after they allegedly yielded suspected dried marijuana leaves, the P300 marked money, lighter, and improvised aluminum pipe.
The younger Dizon was listed as seventh top drug personality of Talisay City Police Station. (GYM)