BACOLOD

Over P20,000 shabu seized in Bacolod

AN ESTIMATED P20,800 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in separate anti-drug operations of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in Bacolod City Thursday evening, January 21.

The operation also led to the arrest of Remo Togores, 34, of Barangay Singcang-Airport; and Edgar Lapitan and Jay Lloyd Lobaton, both residents of Barangay Estefania.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of BCPO, said Togores was arrested by operatives of Police Station 8 after he sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover in Purok Mainabyanon, Barangay Singcang-Airport around 11:30 p.m.

Police recovered from Togores's possession six sachets of shabu weighing two grams with estimated market value of P14,000, the P500 marked money and a coin purse.

Lapitan and Lobaton were also arrested by operatives of Police Station 4 in Cityville Subdivision, Barangay Estefania around 7 p.m.

Police recovered from the suspects three sachets of shabu weighing one gram with estimated market value of P6,800, the P500 marked money and drug paraphernalia.

The suspects are detained at the custodial facility of Police Stations 4 and 8. They are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old woman was arrested by operatives of Police Station 5 on Montelibano Street, Barangay Granada, Bacolod City Thursday evening, January 21.

Police identified the suspect as Judy Ann Vinco, of Sto. Ninño 1, Barangay Granada.

Police records showed the suspect was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant for violation of Trafficking in Persons or violation of Section 4 (a) of Republic Act 9208.

The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Maritess Gumahin of Regional Trial Court Branch 51.

The suspect is destined at the custodial facility of Police Station 5 for failure to post her bail of P150,000 for her temporary Liberty.


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