in drug bust
Two brothers were apprehended by the Bacolod City Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Group in Brgy. 16, shortly after noon yesterday.
CAIDSOG head, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, identified those arrested as Ed Penlan Pontero, 42, and Edilberto Pontero, 40, both of Purok Dalawidaw in Brgy. 16.
Rapiz said they conducted a week-long surveillance against the Ponteros on information from concerned citizens that the two are into illegal drugs trade operations.
He said the elder Pontero was first to be arrested when he handed three sticks of suspected marijuana cigarets to a police poseur buyer in exchange for P100 outside their house.
Rapiz added that when they frisked Penlan, they recovered two additional sticks of suspected marijuana cigarets.
After the arrest, the policemen swooped down on his residence and caught his younger brother, allegedly in the act of repacking suspected shabu, the police said.
Rapiz said they recovered an elongated plastic sachet of suspected shabu, a tooter, and P17,320 in cash believed to be proceeds from the illegal drugs trade from Edilberto.
The Ponteros are now detained at the lockup cell of the Bacolod City Police Office and illegal drug charges will be filed against them.*APN
74-year-old stabbed, robbed;
minors apprehended for theft
Two minors were arrested Thursday by the police after they allegedly ransacked two commercial establishments and took P90,000 worth of valuable items in Kabankalan City.
In Pontevedra, also in Negros Occidental, a 74-year-old woman was stabbed after she was robbed, police records show.
Victim Rosa Lago was waylaid allegedly by Pajol Castro, 24, who stabbed and robbed her of still undetermined amount of cash at Uruyan Farm in Brgy. Antipolo, Pontevedra, on June 21.
Lago sustained a stab wound in her right breast, and the suspect took her bag, containing cash and immediately fled. The victim is now being treated at the Pablo Torre Memorial Hospital in Bacolod City.
On the same day, two minors aged 14 and 16, who allegedly ransacked the J&C Lucky 99 Department Store and J-Lee Marketing with four other companions, were also apprehended by the police in pursuit operations, in Kabankalan City.
The companions identified as Aprick, Polpol and Joy, all with the surname Aplaon, however, managed to elude arrest, taking with them P90,000 worth of valuable items taken from the two commercial establishments in Brgy. 1, Kabankalan City.
In Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City, a suspect facing a rape case was apprehended by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Felipe Banzon, also on June 21.
The suspect, identified as Marlon Junsay, 37, is now detained at the Silay police lockup cell.*
Cops arrest 5 for ‘jail alai'
Five alleged jai alai operators were arrested in successive anti-illegal gambling drives in Bacolod City Thursday.
Romar Desusa, 24, of Purok Paghidaet in Brgy. 10, and Jose Gicalde, 53, of Purok SP in Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod, were arrested by Stations 1 and 2 policemen at about 5 p.m. while soliciting bets at the junction of Araneta and San Sebastian Streets and at the Bacolod reclamation area, respectively.
Several jai alai paraphernalia and P165 in cash, believed to be proceeds from their illegal jai alai operations, were seized from Desusa and Gicalde, police records show.
Members of the Regional Special Operations Group-6 also arrested Bobby Taganele, 33, at about 6 p.m. at the Top's Bowling Center at 10 th Street, Bacolod, while soliciting bets for jai alai.
The team, led by Insp. Mark Louie Segua, seized two pieces of carbon paper, tipsters with the codenames “Guitar” and “Fronton”, and P95 in cash from Taganele when he was apprehended, the police said.
Station 8 policemen caught Nenfa Nacion, 54, of Purok Paghidaet in Brgy. Tangub, while collecting bets for jai alai in Purok Dasok in the barangay at about 8:10 p.m., and recovered from her were jai alai paraphernalia and P44 in cash.
Station 5 chief, Senior Insp. Niel Exaltado, also reported the arrest of Jun Flores, 18, of Hacienda Balabag in Brgy. Granada at about 8:45 p.m. in Purok Uno in the barangay, while he was allegedly collecting bets for jai alai. Gambling paraphernalia and P100 in cash were confiscated from him.*APN