BACOLOD

Drug den dismantled, 6 persons arrested in Bacolod

BACOLOD. Authorities arrest six suspects in a drug bust in Purok Kitahanon, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City Wednesday, August 12, 2020. (Contributed photo)

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Western Visayas dismantled a suspected drug den and arrested six persons in a drug bust in Purok Kitahanon, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

The operation was led by operatives of PDEA-Western Visayas Special Enforcement team with PDEA- Iloilo, Antique and Aklan agents.

The suspects were identified as Ronie Emalon, 45; John Michael Corsino, 32; Iryll Benjamin, 36; Elbert Dela Cruz, 30; Harold Jagolino, 33 and Joseph Christian Descutido, 32, all residents of Barangay Banago.

Emalon, a suspected drug den maintainer, was under surveillance for almost two months before his arrest, while his companions were caught inside the house.

Police recovered from the suspects’ possession several sachets of shabu weighing 12 grams with estimated market value P81,600 and drug paraphernalia.

The suspects are detained and facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.


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