Almost P4.8M worth of drugs seized in busts

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Almost P4.8 million worth of drugs were seized and three Bacolodnons were arrested in separate police buy-bust operations in Negros Occidental Thursday, February 10.

This came two weeks after P20.4 million worth of illegal drugs were intercepted at the BREDCO Port in Bacolod City.

Arrested at Hacienda Cristina in Brgy 21, Victorias City, were Jesther “Bong” Soquena, 46, of Brgy. Taculing, a top 1 city level drug personality, and Biboy Dacumos of Brgy 1, all of Bacolod.

The two suspects yielded 20 sachets of suspected shabu weighing 500 grams with an estimated worth of P3.4 million, the buy-bust item, P1,000 buy-bust money, and P12,000 boodle money.

In a separate buy-bust operation at Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, Mark Daniel Angas, 39, of Barangay 14 was arrested by police operatives.

Recovered from his possession were 31 sachets containing suspected shabu weighing 205 grams with an estimated worth of P1.394 million, the P1,000 buy-bust month, and the buy-bust item.

The suspects are now in police custody, pending the filing of drug charges.*

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