The operations resulted in the arrest of24 suspects and the filing of 25 cases in court. BACOLOD City – Various drug enforcement teams under the Negros Occidental PoliceProvincial Office (NOCPPO) have seized P2.798 million worth of suspected shabuin the past week. He added that Binalbagan is not apriority target area for anti-drug operations, yet a large volume of shabu hasbeen recovered in the southern Negros town. On Jan. 10, suspect Henelou Pacino, 26,yielded P105,000 in shabu during a buy-bust in Barangay 3, Silay City. Six persons, including two minors,possessing P120,000 worth of shabu were arrested in Barangay 5, San Carlos Cityon January 6. “We are concentrating on Silay City,Talisay City, Hinigaran, Kabankalan City, San Carlos City, and Calatrava. Thismeans that they counter what we do. If we concentrate on big cities andmunicipalities, they go to small towns,” Baleros said. NOCPPO director Colonel Romeo Baleros saidthe illegal drugs recovered reached 279.82 grams in 12 operations from Jan. 6to 12. “We are exerting collective efforts toreally paralyze the operation of illegal drugs syndicate in the island. Still,since this is a lucrative, illegal business, we cannot just stop them,” Balerossaid in a press conference. However, drug transactions innon-priority areas are still intercepted by the police as a result of intensiveintelligence operations, he added. Antidrug operatives inspect these sachets of suspected in a sting operation in Barangay 5, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office sized a total of P2.798 million worth of suspected shabu in the past week. PDEA REGION 6 Baleros said that large volume of drugsusually arrives during festivals, and it is possible that the shabu seized inBinalbagan could be intended for nearby Kabankalan City, which celebrates theSinulog de Kabankalan from Jan. 10 to 16. The biggest haul was 250 grams with anestimated street value of P2.5 million seized from four men arrested during apension house buy-bust in Binalbagan town at dawn on Sunday. In the north, Cadiz City is alsocelebrating the Dinagsa Festival on Jan. 18 to 26, an event that can also bringin supply of illegal drugs, Baleros said. (Witha report from PNA/PN)
The Fort Nelson RCMP have released the name of the man whose vehicle collided with a CN train along the Alaska Highway.Francis Vervalcke’s pickup hit the train just after 1 a.m. Thursday.The crash between the 61 year-old’s truck and the train occurred at a marked railway crossing about 10 km south of Fort Nelson.- Advertisement -Police say they believe the crossing lights were working at the time of the crash but are still investigating the reason for the accident.