TWO suspected drug dens were dismantled and 12 individuals were apprehended by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday, September 28.
Operatives of the PDEA-Negros Occidental, Police Station 2 and the Philippine Army dismantled a suspected drug den and arrested seven persons in Barangay 2 around 11 a.m.
Arrested were Jose Siancua, Christopher Villa, Mark Joseph Berbisco, Gener Dumalagan, Rene Talabucon, John Patrick Esio and Joan Engalgado, all residents of Bacolod City.
They were nabbed after one of them sold a sachet of shabu to a poseur buyer, the PDEA said.
Recovered during the operation were several sachets of shabu weighing 15 grams with an estimated market value of P102,000, the marked money used, cellular phone, and drug paraphernalia.
The suspects are detained at the custodial facility of the PDEA and are facing charges for violation of Sections 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12 of Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Three hours later, PDEA also dismantled another suspected drug den at Purok Star Apple 1, Barangay 27 in the city around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 28.
The operation led to the arrest of alleged drug den maintainer Hanna Jane Gajelomo, "alias Anna Jane," along with Herman Mahinay, Glen Dionesa, Federico Gurtones Jr. and Ana Marie Manano.
Recovered were sachets of shabu with an estimated market value of P102,000 and weighing at least 15 grams and other drug paraphernalia, PDEA records showed.
Meanwhile, Station 3 policemen arrested Vincent Elanggos, alias Vincent Gelangos, 27, of Purok Riverside Zone 2 in Barangay Banago in the city during a drug-bust operation past 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Confiscated from Elanggos were 11 sachets containing shabu, five hundred peso bill marked money and coin purse with estimated weight of six grams and with market value of P40,800 following his arrest, the police said.
The police added that Elanggos is considered as a street level individual.