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No.1 ‘drug supplier'
in Silay surrenders
BY CARLA GOMEZ

A man tagged as Silay City's number one drug pusher and supplier surrendered to Mayor Mark Golez yesterday afternoon.

Alain Gamboa, 32, of Barangay 1, Silay, admitted that he has been responsible for the sale of shabu in the city for about three years now.

He wanted to take advantage of the government's offer to give those who have done wrong a second chance if they surrender, Gamboa said.

Golez, who in his inaugural speech declared an all-out war against drugs in Silay City, said Gamboa told him he also decided to surrender because he trusts him.

Gamboa sent surrender feelers through one of the leaders of Golez, and when he arrived from Manila yesterday afternoon, he surrendered to the mayor.

Golez said Gamboa, in the presence of Ronnie Delicana, Negros Island Region director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and Silay OIC police chief Supt. Willy Diel underwent custodial debriefing.

Delicano said PDEA information shows that Gamboa is the number one drug pusher and supplier in Silay City.

Gamboa brings about 2 kilos of shabu a month into Silay City with a street value of about P12 million, Delicana said.

The shabu is said to come from Manila and Cebu.

Delicano said they were going to release Gamboa but if he returns to his drug trade he will be arrested.

Although Gamboa surrendered, he said they would not file charges against him. Object evidence is vital to filing a case, he said.

He said Gamboa has been on the PDEA watch list for about two years and he has been a big factor in the illegal drugs trade in Silay.

Diel also said Gamboa, a former watchman, has been tagged as the biggest supplier of drugs in Silay City.*CPG

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