Village watchman, 2 women nabbed for drugs

TWO women and a village watchman were arrested in a drug bust at Barangay 27 in Bacolod City Thursday, December 20.

Inspector Adrian James Albaytar, assistant team leader of City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU), identified the target subject as Emily De Asis.

Also arrested were her cousin Jona Alisna, and Alisna’s brother-in-law, Val De Asis, a watchman of the said village.

Albaytar said Emily allegedly sold “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to a police agent. Her cousin Jona reportedly conspired with her in the illegal drug trade.

Police seized from the three suspects 15 sachets of suspected shabu weighing 15 grams worth P180,000, the P1,000 in cash, and two coin purses.

Albaytar said the village watchman is considered a level-one high-value target because he is working for the government. He’s been working as a watchman for several months already.

He also said Emily uses her sari-sari store as a front in the selling of illegal drugs but her house is not considered as a drug den.

Charges for violation of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed today against Emily while Alisna will face charges for violation of Section 26 (conspiracy) of the same law.

Charges for violation of Section 11 (illegal possession of dangerous drugs) of RA 9165 will be filed against Val.

All three suspects are detained at Police Station 4. (GYM)


Meanwhile, two persons are facing drug charges after they were arrested in a drug bust at Barangay Punao, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on December 20.

Charged for sale and illegal possession of dangerous drugs yesterday were Hanjie Alquiza, 37, a high-value target; and Roden Zaraga, 41, a street-level target.

Both suspects yielded P7,674,000 worth of shabu, a digital weighing scale, P1,500 in cash, P500 marked money, and P19,500 boodle money.

Superintendent D’ Artagnan Katalbas Jr., city police chief, said the recovered illegal drugs were positive as shabu through the confirmatory test of the Regional Crime Laboratory-Western Visayas.

Katalbas said they are conducting an in-depth investigation as to how the contraband entered the city.

We're tracing their convergence point before the drugs enters the city, he added. (GYM)


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