Driver, backrider nabbed with mar’juan

A motorcycle driver was confiscated with dried marijuana leaves in a checkpoint at about11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Purok Tilapia, Barangay 3, Bacolod City.

Police Chief Inspector Benedicto Villarias, Police Station 2 chief identified the suspect as Paul Clarence Pioquinto Ellera, 18, single, of San Dionisio Subdivision, Barangay Granada, Bacolod City. He tried to evade the checkpoint.

Villarias said his men put up the checkpoint to deter criminality in the area.

The suspect had a backrider identified as Randy Mata Gensoli, 37, single, of Purok 1, Barangay Granada.

Three pieces of Ziplock transparent plastic containing marijuana leaves of different sizes and several empty Ziplock transparent plastics were confiscated from them. The items were placed inside a black Nike slingbag carried by Gensoli.

The two are now detained at Police Station 2.*(CMG)


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