Man nabbed for drugs
Drug suspect Rex Navarro, alias Totong, was apprehended by the police in an entrapment operation in Brgy. San Jose, Binalbagan town, Thursday morning, a Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office press release said.
Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, group director of the 613th Provincial Mobile Group stationed in Hingaran town, said Navarro was arrested when he handed 10 sticks of suspected marijuana cigarets to a police poseur-buyer in exchange for P240 in marked money.
Marijuana fruiting tops weighing approximately 2.6 grams were seized from the suspect, the press release also said.
Chief Insp. Rico Santotome Jr., the head of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, said Navarro was the fourth drug suspect arrested by NOPPO this week, the press release said.
Meanwhile, the police station of Moises Padilla in the 5th District of the province received a new computer set from the Public Safety Savings Loan Association Incorporated, recently.
Insp. Pabiolo Ortiz, chief of the local police, said the PSSLAI, represented by Charmaine Job, presented the donation to Moises Padilla Mayor Francisco Nazareno for the use of the Philippine National Police in the town, the press release added.*
Region 6 gets
Supt. Remus Zacharias Canieso, 6th RMG director, yesterday said 342 more neophyte policemen and women reported to Camp Aniceto Lacson in Victorias City, for a 45-day Special Counter-Insurgency Unit Training.
Canieso said the training will start immediately after the trainees are turned over to their instructors.
The SCOUT training of newly-recruited policemen and women became controversial last year, when some of its trainers and instructors were slapped with administrative and criminal charges for alleged maltreatment.
After their training, Canieso said the 342 policemen and women will be downloaded to police units in Western Visayas.
Region 6 police director Isagani Cuevas said the Bacolod City Police Office is expected to get 20 new policemen.
There are 86 RMG troopers from Western Visayas presently assigned in Jolo, to help government troops in the rescue of kidnapped Italian Red Cross worker Eugenio Vagni.*GPB