Sister of ‘peddler’ arrested
in anti-illegal drugs operation
A suspected alleged notorious drug peddler escaped, while her sister was arrested, in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Brgy. 2, Bacolod City, at about 6:15 p.m. yesterday.
Supt. Santiago Rapiz, City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group head, identified the arrested suspect as Daine Moncal, 43, of Purok Sigay, Brgy. 2, and her sister as Mailyn.
Rapiz said they were supposed to arrest Mailyn, after she handed a small sachet of suspected shabu, to a police poseur-buyer, in exchange for P200, through the window of the suspect’s house.
The main door, however, was locked, and Mailyn was able to flee toward the restroom, and escape through a secret door.
The police barged into the house and recovered two plastic sachets with visible traces of the suspected banned substance.
A big plastic sachet of suspected shabu, two other plastic sachets, three improvised plastic straws, eight disposable lighters, three pairs of scissor, an improvised needle, an improvised bamboo clip, a blade cutter, and an aluminum foil, meanwhile, were recovered from Daine, who was at the house then, police records show.
Rapiz said they also confiscated a .38 caliber revolver with five live ammunition, and P320 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs.
He added that the house of the Moncals had been raided four times before by different law enforcement agencies.*APN
3 wanted persons
Three persons wanted for various offenses were arrested by the police in Barangays Singcang-Airport and Handumanan, Bacolod City, yesterday, the police said.
Robbery suspect Albert Medel, 20, of Purok Kaingin in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, was arrested at his residence by Police Officers 2 Michael Ferrer and Felipe Moncatar and Police Officer 1 Eduardo Berio, at about 10 a.m.
Medel was apprehended on the strength of an arrest warrant, issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 42 Judge Fernando Elumba, who set his bail at P100,000.
About 15 minutes later, Elena Aquia of Purok Uno in Sitio Magsungay, Brgy. Singcang Airport, was also arrested at her residence, by Berio, Ferrer and Moncatar on a warrant for theft, issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Anita Guanzon-Chua, after she failed to attend court hearings.
Meanwhile, Station 10 policemen, led by Senior Insp. Ruel Culanag, arrested a teenager at his residence in Brgy. Handumanan, at about 11 a.m., for violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-violence Against Women and their Children law.
Alvin Britania, 19, of Zone 12, was nabbed on the strength of a warrant, issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Philadelfa Agraviador, who set his bail at P12,000, the police said.*APN
‘No suspects yet
in NPC robbery’
The police said they still don’t have leads as to the identities of those who broke into the Negros Press Club building, near Police Station 1, in Bacolod City recently.
But Police Officer 2 Dan Oliver Salazar, case investigator, said yesterday that he believes there could be two to three suspects, who may be living in nearby areas.
Robbers broke into the NPC building Sunday last week and took an audio component with speaker, valued at P24,000. Salazar said they have taken pictures and lifted fingerprints.
He said he noted inconsistencies in the statements of the newsboy regarding the robbery, making it difficult for the police to resolve the incident, he added.
NPC president Arman Toga said in yesterday’s meeting that the club will install iron grills at the windows, so that similar incidents will not happen again.*APN