THREE persons, including a top drug personality, were arrested in separate drug bust operations in Negros Occidental, a report from the police provincial office showed.
In Hinobaan, the police apprehended the municipality’s number one drug personality identified as Nic Alfon Juarez, 33, of Barangay Bacuyangan, said Senior Inspector Roberto Indiape Jr., town police chief.
Found in his possession were six sachets of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride), drug paraphernalia, a tablet, and cash proceeds amounting to P3,164.
Also arrested for drug charges was Ariel Hechanova, alias “Boyet,” 39, of Carmen Street, Bag-ong Dalan, Barangay 19-A, Victorias City.
The arrest warrant was issued by Silay City Regional Trial Court Branch 40 Judge Dyna Doll Chiongson-Trocio last January 13.
Over at E.B. Magalona, operatives led by Chief Inspector Bonifacio Aral Jr. arrested Joe Francis Ignacio, alias “JF,” 32, of Barangay IV, Victorias City, after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to a police poseur-buyer for P500.
Police recovered from the suspect’s possession were two small and big sachets of suspected shabu, 11 empty plastic sachets, and drug paraphernalia. Glazyl Y. Masculino