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San Carlos drug bust nets P13.9-M shabu

MORE than two kilos of shabu with an estimated market value of P13,940,000 was seized in a drug bust conducted on 2nd Street, St. Vincent Subdivision, Barangay 1, San Carlos City on Monday, September 21.

The operation led to the arrest of Emmanuel Siaboc, 31, who is listed as a high-value target and resident of Burgos Street, Barangay 6, San Carlos City,

The other suspect, identified as William Allones alias "Bebe," managed to escape.

The operation was jointly conducted by the San Carlos City Police Station, Regional Intelligence Division-Western Visayas and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Western Visayas.

The suspect is under the custody of San Carlos City Police while charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 are being prepared against him.

Meanwhile, about two kilograms of shabu worth P13.7 million was also seized from a drug suspect along the Diversion Road in Barangay Magatas, Sibulan, Negros Oriental on Sunday, September 20.

The suspect was later killed in a shootout with authorities.

Police identified the suspect as Joemarie Yongco, 24, a resident of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

Police Colonel Arnel Banzon, Negros Oriental Provincial Police acting director, said Yongco was initially arrested for selling 25 grams of shabu to a police poseur-buyer.

Yongco allegedly tried to resist arrest and shot at the police. This prompted authorities to shoot back at him, killing him in the process.

Police later found two kilograms of shabu in his backpack.

Yongco was categorized by police as a high-value drug personality.

Aside from the drugs, a .45 caliber pistol was recovered from the suspect.


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