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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, July 9, 2016
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No. 3 Silay
‘drug dealer' surrenders

The No. 3 man on Silay City's drug watchlist surrendered yesterday to Mayor Mark Golez and turned in a grenade, two guns and ammunition.

“I surrendered because I am afraid I will be killed, I've seen what has been happening in Manila,” said Aldrin Orquia Dejelo, 32, of Barangay Mambulac, Silay City.

His surrender came a day after Alain Gamboa, 32, of Barangay 1, Silay, who has been tagged as Silay's number one drug pusher and supplier, also surrendered to Golez.

Dejelo said he has been selling shabu in Silay City since 2014 , and that his supplier was Gamboa.

He promised not to engage in the drug trade anymore.

Golez said Dejelo sought the help of Mambulac Kagawad Meldy Montalvo in order to surrender to him.

Silay OIC police chief, Supt. Willy Diel, said when Dejelo surrendered he also turned in a handgrenade, a .45 caliber pistol and a .380 pistol with ammunition.

Dejelo has been selling an average of 1 kilo of shabu a month in Silay City, and claims the street value is from P1.6 million to P1.8 million, Diel said.

Aside from Gamboa, Dejelo also got his shabu supply from a certain Nelson from Cebu City, Diel said.

Diel said Dejelo will be released from their custody but will be arrested if he continues to engage in the drug trade.

Golez, who has vowed to wage an all-out war against drugs in Silay, said he has received feelers that more drug peddlers, including the No.2 man on the city's drug watchlist, also want to surrender.*CPG

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