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P112K in ‘shabu’ seized in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III

More than P112,000 in suspected shabu was seized by the Bacolod police from six drug personalities they arrested in barangays 2, Taculing, and Singcang-Airport Friday and Saturday.

P/Major Sherlock Gabana, Bacolod Police spokesperson, said Station 2 policemen arrested Eric Cordero, 32, of St. Vincent in Brgy. Alijis, Rodel Bacton, 46, of Purok Lubi, Brgy. 3, and Juliana Sablon, 20, of Purok Sigay, Brgy. 2 near her residence, after one of them sold a sachet of suspected shabu for P500 to a police poseur buyer, at about 5 p.m. Friday.

The police also confiscated seven more sachets of suspected shabu, weighing three grams and worth P20,400, from the suspects.

Station 6 policemen, led by P/Major Leo Estopa, nabbed Remar Agsam, 29, of Brgy. Tangub, and Joery Beton, 34, of Zircon Street in Brgy. Taculing, during a buy-bust at the latter’s residence, at about 6:30 p.m., also on Friday.

Ten sachets of suspected shabu, weighing about 1.5 grams and worth P10,200, P500 in marked money, an improvised tooter, a disposable lighter, and two pouches were recovered from the suspects after their arrest, the police said.

At about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Randy Azuelo, alias Liboy, 26, of Purok Saturn in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, was nabbed by the Bacolod Police Drug Enforcement Unit with six sachets of suspected shabu, worth P81,600, in a buy-bust operation in Purok Mars in the barangay.

A sling bag and P300 in cash proceeds were recovered from Azuelo during his arrest, the police added.*

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