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Cops seize guns, ‘shabu’ in raid
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

A suspected drug dealer was nabbed and several sachets of suspected shabu and unlicensed guns were seized from his house in Barangay Combado, Bacong town, Negros Oriental yesterday.

The police said they raided the house of Jorge Austero Solebio by virtue of a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 33 Presiding Judge Fe Lualhati Bustamante dated September25, 2013.

Recovered from the house were four big plastic sachets containing suspected shabu granules, P22,680 in cash believed to be proceeds from the illegal drugs operation, a .45 caliber pistol with live ammunition, and a .38 caliber pistol, also with live ammunition, police records show.

Senior Insp. Jaime Tolentino, officer-in-charge of the Bacong Police Station said Solebio failed to present licenses for the guns, and charges for violations of the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002, and illegal possession of firearms, are being readied against him.

The anti-narcotics operation was jointly conducted by operatives of the Provincial Intelligence Branch, Special Operations Group, and the provincial command, headed by Senior Insp. Jul Mohamad Jamiri with 14 police non-commissioned officers.

Meanwhile, drug charges were also filed yesterday before the Dumaguete Prosecutor’s Office against two persons arrested in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Piapi, Dumaguete City, Friday.

The charges were filed against Khalil Orozco, 42, of Piapi, and Maria Campana, 37, of Barangay Batinguel, also in Dumaguete, by the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Task Group, headed by Senior Insp. Ryan Jay Orapa, and the National Bureau of Investigation, led by Dominador Cimafranca.

The buy-bust operationresulted in the arrest of the suspects, and the recovery of the P500 marked bill and two big sachets of suspected shabu granules, with an estimated street value of P125,000.

Orapa said the recovered items were inventoried in the presence of Justice department representative Anthony Chilius Benlot and Piapi barangay kagawad Charliemagne Bantilan.*JG

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