A DRUG suspect died while seven others, including two women, were arrested in separate drug bust operations in Negros Island.
In Negros Oriental, Archel Aguilar of Barangay Malaiba, Canlaon City died after he resisted arrest by police operatives along the national highway of Barangay Binalbagan in the said town last weekend.
Aguilar sold methamphetamine hydrochloride or "shabu" to a police agent and upon sensing the presence of other policemen, he pulled his firearm resulting to a shootout.
He sustained gunshot wounds and was declared dead at a hospital.
Marc Caro, 25, of East Balabag, Valencia town was arrested at Zone 2, Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City that resulted to a confiscation of two sachets of suspected shabu worth P55,000 and the P500 marked money.
Catherine Tinio, 32, of Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City was also nabbed by police at Barangay Bantayan.
Recovered from her were four packs and a sachet of shabu and the P500 marked money.
Also arrested in the same city were Jose Jake Orcia, 32, of Poblacion, Amlan town; Samuel Epa, 40, of Barangay Tangcologan, Bais City; and Darelle Temonio, 32, of Barangay Bio-os, Amlan town for sale and possession of illegal drugs in a transaction at Zone 4, Barangay Looc last May 21.
Orcia yielded a sachet of shabu and the P200 marked money while Epa and Temonio were caught holding a “pot session” and possessing three sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.
Still in the same city, Geraldine Generoso Las Piñas, 42, of Purok Maanyag, Sitio Canday-ong, Barangay Calindagan was arrested after she yielded seven sachets of shabu and the P1,000 marked money.
In Negros Occidental, Ana Mae Eswagan, 21, of Zone 5, Barangay 6, Victorias City was arrested last Monday, leading to the recovery of three sachets of shabu worth P3,500, an improvised tooter, P200 cash, and the P200 marked money.
Published in the SunStar Bacolod newspaper on May 24, 2017.
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