TINABU-AY The seized contraband in the Metro Bacolod District Jail Annex in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City, yesterday* ( Mar Louie Salcedo photos )

Shabu, weapons seized
in Bacolod's district jail

Three sachets of suspected shabu, drugs paraphernalia, bladed weapons, and other prohibited items were seized in a greyhound operation at the Metro Bacolod District Jail Annex in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City, at about 4:45 a.m. yesterday.

The jail personnel and policemen from Police Regional Office-18 who conducted the greyhound operation, also recovered 13 cellular phones, DVDs with pornographic materials, several scissors, simcards, memory cards, 10 cellular phone batteries and chargers, aluminum foils, 27 lighters, cigarets, and two tooters.

Jail Insp. Mar Louie Salcedo, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-Negros Island Region spokesperson, said the greyhound operation in both male and female dormitories lasted for five hours. moremoremore

Drugs eyed in 
slay of former cop


The killing of a former policeman,whose body was found at a narrow streetin Purok Sigay, Barangay 2 in Bacolod City, at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, could be related to drugs, Chief Insp. Benedicto Villarias, Police Station 2 commander, said yesterday.

Ernie Jaminal, of Barangay 3 in Bacolod, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds on his head, hips, and left leg, a police report said.

Jaminal had gone AWOL (absent-without-official-leave) and was later dismissed from service, Villarias said.

The suspect/s, however, have not been identified. moremoremore


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BOC Dumaguete hits
P1 billion in collection

The Bureau of Customs in Dumaguete City has already exceeded its target collection for 2016 even before the year is over, and has hit the P1-billion mark.

BOC's sub-port of Dumaguete OIC port collector Fe Lluelyn Toring said yesterday that as of December 5, total actual collection has reached P1,014,961,336.

This represents an increase of 168.51 percent, or P636,961,336, over the target collection from January 1 to December 31, 2016, of P378,000,000, she added..