POLICE arrested four suspected drug pushers in separate operations in Negros Oriental.
Arrested in Sitio Canday-ong, Barangay Calindagan around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, were Joven Amor Avillonar, 43, a resident of Barangay Bagacay, Dumaguete City, and Sam Cadallo Kabristante, 30, of Dunguan Manjuyod, a police report said.
Operatives of the Provincial Public Safety Company, the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) and the Dumaguete City Police Station, in coordination with the local Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated three pieces of elongated plastic sachets and four medium packs containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” and P750 cash from the two suspects.
Earlier, police in Canlaon City in northern Negros Oriental arrested Anjo Alipar Pascua, 28, single, a resident of Purok Liberty Hills, Barangay Mabigo.
Pascua was nabbed in a drug bust around 3:30 p.m. at the Oval Public Market in Barangay Panubigan. Seized from him were three pieces of small heat-sealed plastic sachets and cash.
Also on Wednesday, the Bais City Police Station and the City PDEU reported that around 4 p.m., they implemented a warrant of arrest against Ramil Calumpang Banogon for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act.
Judge Candelario Gonzalez, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 45 of Bais City, issued the warrant of arrest with no bail bond recommended.
During the serving of the arrest warrant, however, Banogon, 34, single, a resident of Sta. Cruz Viejo in Tanjay City, resisted arrest and managed to escape.
A pursuit operation ensued and Banogon was cornered in Amlan town.
Confiscated from him was one plastic sachet of suspected “shabu” worth P2,000.
The Negros police's relentless campaign against illegal drugs is in line with the PNP’s “Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded.” (PNA)