Police to file cases vs 3 drug suspects

CHARGES for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed today, Wednesday, by police before the Bacolod City Prosecutor's Office against the three men who were arrested in simultaneous drug raids conducted by Police Station 2 Sunday.

Inspector Stephen Boniba, acting chief of Police Station 2, said Wednesday that those who will be charged are Remmel Besinan, 25, of Purok Santol, Barangay Mandalagan; Aljon Allen Pitogo, 21, Burgos Lopez-Jaena Street, Barangay Villamonte; and Remil Saldua, 20, Purok Kagaykay, Barangay 2.

Police recovered from Besinan's possession a heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu while a stick of suspected marijuana cigarette was recovered from Pitogo's possession. A sachet of suspected shabu was also seized from the possession of Saldua.

Boniba said they were conducting an intelligence monitoring in Barangays 1, 2 and 19 when they chanced upon the suspects.

He said they are intensifying their campaign against illegal drugs to neutralize the drug pushers and users within their area of jurisdiction.

Senior Superintendent Pedrito Escarilla, officer-in-charge of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), earlier ordered all the station commanders to double their efforts in the campaign against illegal drugs to address the crime incidents involving suspects who were under the influence of drugs.

Escarilla said all the station commanders were directed to monitor the barangays and to conduct information campaign to educate the residents on the bad effects of illegal drugs.

Drug angle dismissed

Meanwhile, the Bacolod police ruled out the drugs angle in the death of a former call center agent who stabbed himself and jumped into the sea at Purok Boulevard, Barangay 14, Bacolod City last week.

Senior Inspector Joeffer Cabural, commander of Police Station 1, said they are eyeing "love problem" or depression as the reason why Henry Abada, 34, of San Dionisio Subdivision, Barangay Granada killed himself.

He said the older brother of the victim believes his brother ended his life because of the possible reasons cited by the police.

The victim just stopped working last June, he added.

Investigation showed that Abada grabbed the knife of a fruit vendor and climbed on a roof. While on the rooftop, he stabbed his neck and then jumped into the sea.

After of several minutes, his body was found floating.

The brother of the victim told the police that his brother went to the Barangay 14 to visit his friend, and he didn't expect that he will end his life.

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