Drug suspect nabbed after skirting buy-bust arrest

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By Jennifer P. Rendon

A suspected drug personality was collared after evading arrest during an anti-narcotics operation last year in Iloilo province.

The suspect, 32-year, old Erick Asignacion, was arrested at his aunt’s house at Barangay Lawaan, Roxas City, Capiz around 8:00 p.m. of August 12.

Combined elements of the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit 6 (RPDEU-6), the Pavia Municipal Police Station, the Roxas City Police Station, and the Regional Highway Patrol Unit 6 (RPHU-6) apprehended the suspect for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).

Judge Victor Gelvezon of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 36, Iloilo City, issued the arrest warrant on Aug. 12, 2021, the same day he was arrested.

No bail was set for his temporary freedom.

It was gathered that the suspect, a resident of Ramos St. Purok 2, Pavia, Iloilo, was the subject of a buy-bust operation on Aug. 24, 2020.

Asignacion and his live-in partner allegedly conspired to sell a sachet of suspected shabu for P15,500 to a police undercover agent.

Asignacion managed to escape from the operatives by jumping out of the window, leaving behind his live-in partner.

Police said Asignacion has been monitored to be frequently changing places since then.

He was reportedly spotted in Iloilo City and in Cabatuan town in Iloilo.

He later went to Roxas City since August 9 until his arrest in August 12.

Asignacion was brought to Pavia Police Station for proper disposition of his case.