BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
A member of the National Anti-Crime and Illegal Drugs Association (NACIDA), and two drug suspects were separately nabbed by the police for violation of Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and illegal possession of firearms in Negros Occidental, Thursday.
Eduardo Oliveros Jr., who claimed to be a NACIDA member, was apprehended by the police at Ylagan Street in Brgy. 5, San Carlos City, for failure to present documents that allowed him to possess and carry a gun.
The arrest of Oliveros, a 30-year-old mechanic, yielded an Armscor .45 caliber pistol with five live ammunition.
Another mechanic identified as Carl Nueva España, 23, was also apprehended by the police during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Talaban, Himamaylan City.
The arrest of Espana yielded about 1.5 grams of suspected shabu, with a street market value of P25,500, P100 in marked money, and a red Honda vehicle, Maj. Romeo Vargas, Himamaylan City police officer in-charge, said.
Another buy-bust operation in Sitio Catamnan, Brgy. Concepcion, Talisay City, also led to the arrest of Raymond Quiatchon, also a mechanic
The apprehension of Quiatchon also yielded three grams of suspected shabu, worth P45,000, P1,000 in marked money and P2,000 in cash.
The three suspects are now in jail.*