By Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz– Two persons were arrested Saturday afternoon in separate drug buy-bust operations here and in Panay town.
An 18-year-old mother was nabbed in the operation conducted by the Station Drug Enforcement Team of the Roxas Component City Police Station at Pueblo De Panay, Barangay Lawaan here.
Police identified the suspect as Jessica Alcazaren of Brgy. Cogon, Roxas City.
Recovered from Alcazaren were two sachets of suspected shabu valued at P13,000; and a cellphone.
Alcazaren is presently detained at the Roxas City PNP while charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive of Dangerous Drug Act of 2002) will be filed against her.
Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man was arrested in another drug bust at Barangay Poblacion Ilaya, Panay, Capiz.
Recovered from Danni Bernaldez of Barangay Calitan of said town were three sachets of suspected shabu and P1,200 buy bust money.
According to Police Major Bryant Fallera, Panay Municipal Police Station police chief, they have been monitoring Bernaldez’s activities since last year.
Bernaldez is detained at Panay PNP and will also be charged for violation of RA 9165.