Bacoleño gets life term
for P100 marijuana sale
BY CARLA GOMEZ
A Bacolod resident was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday for the sale of P100 worth of marijuana to a policeman in a buy-bust operation in 2006.
Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 Judge Raymond Joseph Javier found Albert Gemerga Paran, 27, guilty beyond reasonable doubt for violation of Section 5, Article II of Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and ordered him to suffer the penalty of life imprisonment and pay a fine of P500,000.
Paran was apprehended on June 29, 2006 when he sold 1.32 grams of dried marijuana fruiting tops for P100 to SPO2 Arnaldo Briñas.
Cops nab ma, son in buy bust
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Selling prohibited drugs seems to be a family business for this one in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.
Florenda Ynayan, 60, and her son, Dexter, 32, were arrested yesterday by the police during a buy-bust operation at Rosario Street in Brgy.19-A, Victorias City, Negros Occidental, police records show.
Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Victorias police chief, said their arrest yielded 37 sachets of suspected shabu, estimated to have a market value of P16,500, assorted shabu paraphernalia, P1,800 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of prohibited drugs, and P500 in marked money.
American wanted for rape
may face extradition: PNP
BY SHIELA GELERA
The American citizen, charged for the alleged rape of the 12-year-old daughter of his live-in partner, may be extradited to the Philippines, Supt. Armando Tubongbanua, Bacolod police Special Operations Group chief, said yesterday.
This is because there is an existing extradition treaty between the Philippines and the US, Tubongbanua said.
An agent of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, who came to Bacolod to verify the charges, left for Manila yesterday and had already gathered information and documents related to the rape charges against the American suspect who in the United States.