By Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – Executive Assistant Ernesto Pineda, cluster head on markets, said the City Legal Office-Enforcement Team and Market Coordinating and Monitoring Task Force demolished illegal structures inside the Vendor’s plaza in Barangay 12 here last Tuesday.
The demolition happened after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6 arrested last Monday eight persons who were caught in a makeshift “drug den” underneath a fish stall.
PDEA dismantled the alleged drug den and seized during the buy-bust around 10 grams of suspected shabu worth P68,000.
Pineda said they included in the demolition the makeshift stalls and other structures in front of the market within the perimeter of the Vendor’s plaza.
During the demolition, four sachets of suspected shabu were recovered and turned over to Police Station 1.
Pineda said they will assign personnel to prevent people from putting up illegal structures inside the market.
Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man was arrested in a drug bust at Abada Escay, Barangay Vista Alegre here last Tuesday.
Police seized from him two grams of suspected shabu worth P13,600, and the P200 marked money.
The suspect, a street level individual according to the police, is detained at Police Station 7.