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2 apprehended, 17 ‘shabu’
sachets seized in buy-busts


Two suspected shabu peddlers were nabbed in Bacolod City and Valladolid town, in Negros Occidental, yesterday.

Bacolod City Police Office Special Operations Group chief, Supt. Jefferson Descallar, said suspect Jhon Fernandez, 27, of Purok Lampirong, Brgy. 2, in the city, was arrested at about 2:45 a.m. at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. at the Reclamation Area in Brgy. 10, also in the city, after he handed to a poseur-buyer, a big heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu, in exchange for P300.

Seized from him were a small heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu, P225 in cash believed to be proceeds from the illegal sale of drugs, a cellular phone, a Rusi 150 motorcycle, and several illegal drugs paraphernalia, police records show.

Descallar said Fernandez supplies shabu to truck drivers and ship crew at the BREDCO port.

Fernandez, who posted bail for illegal possession of firearms charge, will be charged for violation of Section 5 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, for which no bailbond is recommended, he said.

In Valladolid town, a team of the Valladolid Police and the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, nabbed Harder Baloya, 36, in Brgy. Sagua Banua in the town, at about 7 a.m.

Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche, Valladolid Police officer-in-charge, said Baloya was arrested after he handed to a police poseur-buyer a plastic sachet of suspected shabu, in exchange for P200 in marked money.

Fourteen sachets of suspected shabu, a cellular phone, and two lighters were among the items confiscated from Baloya, he said.

Baloya is detained at the Valladolid Police Station and charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 will be filed against him before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, Acebuche said.*SGG

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Gun ban to take effect

Simultaneous checkpoints will be conducted by the Bacolod City Police Office starting tomorrow with the implementation of the gun ban for the plebiscite on the proposed creation of Brgy. Paglaum out of Brgy. Mansilingan.

Supt. Jefferson Descallar, deputy city director for operations, said they have not yet received information on the scope of the gun ban.

Descallar said they are waiting for the Commission on Elections to inform them on whether the ban will be implemented only in Brgy. Mansilingan, or in the whole of Bacolod City.

The gun ban for the January 11, 2014 plebiscite will start at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and will end January 15, 2014 at 12:01 a.m., Descallar said.

He said the same rules as those in the October 2013 barangay elections gun ban will be applied within that period.

“We will implement the total gun ban to ensure that no guns are carried during the polls,” Descallar said.*SGG

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