2 cops tested for drug use
Two members of Police Station 1 occupying the room at the ground floor of the Bacolod City Hall where a fire broke out were tested for drugs last week, City Police officer-in-charge, Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, said yesterday.
Ordaniel said the results of the drug tests of the two policemen are yet to be released by the crime laboratory.
He said the two policemen, whose names he withheld, were made to undergo drug tests because of insinuations that the room could have been used for pot sessions.
Ordaniel said that if their drug tests results are positive, they will be meted appropriate penalties, or worst, be removed from the service.
Ronilo Capitle, 21, of Mabini-Corral, Bacolod City, a member of the Public Order Safety Office, and detailed as guard at the City Hall, said he saw a policeman and three other men in plain clothes leaving the room before the fire broke out at about 7 p.m. Thursday last week.
Investigation showed that the policemen had vacated the room one month ago, since most of them had been assigned as members of the Trackers Team Ordaniel had formed.*APN
‘Shabu peddler' nabbed
A suspected shabu peddler was arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday in a buy-bust operation at Sitio Cogon in Brgy. Alimango, Escalante City , Negros Occidental.
The arrest of Julius Agrida, 46, yielded several sachets of suspected shabu, with an estimated market value of P4,000, and P500 in marked money, PDEA Intelligence Officer 2 Elmer Ibona said.
The buy-bust operation was held by PDEA in coordination with the Escalante police.
Agrida is now detained at the Escalante police jail.*GPB