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Over P5.5M worth of shabu seized in Bacolod drug bust

BACOLOD CITY — A 26-year-old big-time drug pusher was arrested in a successful anti-illegal drugs operation in this city resulting in the confiscation of illegal drugs weighing approximately 800 grams with an estimated value of P5,440,000.00 on Sunday (June 18).

According to reports, at approximately 1:56 on Sunday, the BCPO’s Station Drug Enforcement Team (PS8 SDET) conducted a buy-bust operation in Purok Villa Lourdes, Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City leading to the arrest of Rene Lapera Jr., also known as “Ombap”.

Mr. Lapera is married, unemployed, and a resident of Villa Lourdes, Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City.

The following pieces of evidence were recovered from the scene — one big heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu (buy-bust item), 10 big heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu (possession), seven knot-tied transparent plastic sachets containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu (possession), one digital weighing scale, one color blue sling bag, three genuine one thousand peso bills (buy-bust money).

“I extend my gratitude to the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) personnel and to all the officers involved in this operation for their unwavering commitment and dedication to duty, as well as to Brig. Gen. Sidney N. Villaflor, ARD, PRO6, for his commitment to implement one of our focused agenda, which is aggressive and honest law enforcement. I also want to thank the community for their continued support and cooperation,” PNP Chief Police General Benjamin C. Acorda said.

He also urges the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or information related to illegal drug operations.

“We will continue to prioritize the fight against illegal drugs and intensify our operations to dismantle drug syndicates. This success serves as a clear message to those involved in illegal drug activities that we will not tolerate their actions and will relentlessly pursue them”, Acorda added.

Meanwhile, a tactical interrogation of the suspect is currently underway to gather additional information regarding the source of the illegal drugs, as well as any potential links and accomplices. This will aid in planning further follow-up operations to dismantle the drug syndicate responsible for endangering the safety and well-being of our community.

Source: PNP PIO

Manny D. Balbin
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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.
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