TWELVE individuals were arrested on December 5 following the intensified implementation of enhanced managing police operation (Empo) of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO).
Police Colonel Allen Rae Co, BCPO city director, said one individual was arrested for violation of Republic Act (RA) 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearm and Ammunitions Regulation Act; three in separate buy-bust operations; and eight with warrants of arrest.
In a report of BCPO Station 4, joint operatives of Station 4, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Mountain Province and Criminal Investigation Unit of the BCPO arrested Santiago Calusin Regidor, 62, businessman and resident of Barangay Kias, Baguo City for violation of RA 10591.
The suspect was arrested following the implementation of a search warrant issued by the First Judicial Region of Burgos, Pangasinan dated December 2.
Recovered from Regidor is a firearm registration for a caliber .45 pistol.
The BCPO also arrested three suspected drug pushers in separate drug busts.
Casanguan Satta, 34, a native of Marawi City and resident of City Camp Lagoon, sold a sachet of shabu weighing at least 2.5 grams and worth P8,000 to a Drug Enforcement Unit operative at 8:50 p.m. along Cypress Road, Irisan.
Erwin Bokilis, 21, unemployed and a resident of Zigzag, Barangay Oyao, Dupax Del Norte, Nueva Viscaya, who sold a sachet of shabu weighing at least 0.3 grams and worth P5,000 to an operative of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit who acted as buyer around 2:50 a.m. along General Luna Road.
Restie Velasques Claveria, 28, a resident of Purok 15, Irisan, was nabbed when he sold a sachet of shabu weighing at least 0.3 grams and worth P1,000 to an operative of Station 9 who posed as buyer around 11:50 p.m. in Purok 15, Irisan.
Eight arrests were also made by BCPO for various violations. (SunStar Baguio)