2 nabbed for drugs, loose firearm

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY CHRISTO­PHER D. YAN­SON, Chmsc-tal­isay in­tern

TWO per­sons were ar­rested in sep­a­rate buy­bust op­er­a­tions in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal in the past two days.

In Si­lay City, Joe­bert Guitche, 26, of Barangay Guin­halaran, a high­value tar­get was col­lared in the said vil­lage yes­ter­day af­ter po­lice seized from him three sa­chets of sus­pected shabu (metham­phetamine hy­drochlo­ride) weigh­ing four grams worth P60,000, coin purse, lighter, cel­lu­lar phone, P4,000 boo­dle money, the P500 marked money, and P14.60 in cash.

Mean­while, a 28year-old man was ar­rested in Barangay Bal­intawak, Es­calante City on Sun­day for vi­o­la­tion of Repub­lic Act (RA) 9165 or Com­pre­hen­sive Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act of 2002, RA 10591 or Com­pre­hen­sive Firearms and Am­mu­ni­tion Reg­u­la­tion Act.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the sus­pect as Per­l­ito Sico Jr., a newly-iden­ti­fied drug per­son­al­ity.

Au­thor­i­ties re­cov­ered from him two sa­chets of sus­pected shabu, the P500 marked money, and a cal­iber .38 re­volver loaded with two live am­mu­ni­tion.

The sus­pect will face vi­o­la­tion of the Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) Res­o­lu­tion No. 10446 for car­ry­ing a firearm with­out Cer­tifi­cate of Author­ity ahead of the May 2019 midterm and lo­cal elec­tions which started on Jan­uary 13 to June 12 this year.*

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