Bacolod cops lauded anew for drug busts


Bacolod City Police Chief, Col. Henry Biñas, lauded anew the local police operatives for their accomplishments in the campaign against illegal drugs.

“It shows the police’s commitment to making Bacolod a drug- and crime-free city,” Biñas said.

The top city cop was reacting to the arrest Monday of nine more alleged drug personalities in three separate buy-bust operations that yielded P110,000 worth of suspected shabu.

The first operation, conducted by the City Police Station 7’s drug enforcement team at about 9:50 p.m., led to the arrest of seven persons in Purok Gonzaga, Barangay Taculing.

Police identified the target as Benita Villahermosa, 40, who sold P300 worth of suspected shabu to an undercover policeman.

The six others, arrested for transacting with the suspect, were identified as Santillan Villahermosa, 46; John Ray Ornodo, 27; Arnold Gelacio, 34; Noel Federico, 46; Jomar Apili, 28; and Jaeson Apili, 22.

The suspects yielded eight sachets of the prohibited substance, valued at P47,000, and assorted drug paraphernalia.

In another operation, Ildie John Encarnacion, 28, was arrested by operatives of Police Station 6 in Purok Fatima, Barangay 31 at about 6:56 p.m.

He was caught red-handed selling P500 worth of suspected shabu to a poseur-buyer and was also found possessing five more sachets of the substance worth about P15,000.

At about 5 p.m., Maria Clovel “Annabel” Oro was arrested by operatives of Police Station 2 in Purok Kagaykay, Barangay 2.

Oro, 32, a newly-identified drug personality, sold P200 worth of suspected shabu to an undercover policeman.

She also yielded 14 sachets of the substance valued at P48,000.

The suspects are facing charges for violation of Article II, Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs), Section 11 (possession of dangerous drugs), and Section 12 (possession of equipment for dangerous drugs) of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.* (Nanette Guadalquiver, NDB)

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