2 marijuana sellers nabbed in buy-bust

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

TWO suspected marijuana peddlers were arrested in a buy-bust operation by the Victorias City police at Quezon Street, Bandong Subdivision, Barangay 4 Friday morning.

Police identified the suspects as Rufino Espinosa Jr., 38, and Ruel Hernandez, 36, both residents of Barangay 4 Victorias City.

Supt. Santiago Rapiz, chief of Victorias City police, said the suspects were arrested after they handed to a police poseur six sticks of marijuana cigarettes in exchange for P100.


Police recovered from the suspects 13 sticks of marijuana cigarettes, P100 marked money.

Meanwhile, a 47-year old man was also arrested for allegedly possessing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) at Purok Amalis-1, Barangay 40 Bacolod City Friday morning.

Chief Inspector Placido Gentoleo, Police Station 6 chief, said Jesus Florentino, of Barangay 40 was arrested after he was caught with an improvised tooter with visible traces of suspected shabu.

When he was frisked, police recovered from Florentino’s possession five sachets of shabu and other drug paraphernalia.

The suspect is now detained at Police Station 6.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 31, 2014.

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