Drug suspect nabbed

A drug suspect was surprised by police operatives in a buy bust operation around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday in Barangay Tugas, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental.

Superintendent Frankie Lugo, OIC police chief of Tanjay identified the suspect as Jumarie Capino Ramirez, 18, of Barangay San Jose, Tanjay.

The operatives was led by SPO1 Dickmar Gornez in coordination of PDEA-Negros Oriental.

Confiscated from him were two plastic sachets of suspected shabu, including the buy bust item in exchange for P500 marked money.

Police also confiscated his black Honda XRM 125 motorcycle.

He is now detained at Tanjay PNP charged with violation of RA 9165.*(CMGARDE)

Senior citizen found dead

A senior citizen was found dead and was believed drowned in Hacienda Bariw, Barangay Santa Teresa, Manapla town around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday near the seawaters of Barangay Caduhaan, Cadiz City.

The victim was identified as Felicimo Mondejar Paglinawan, 64, married, of Hacienda Cabayao, Barangay San Pablo, in the town.

A backhoe operator Rolando Villaruel Despi, 59, married, of Barangay Malubon, Sagay City found the floating body of the victim and immediately informed Manapla PNP under Senior Inspector Julius Ceasar Colado.

The victim’s wife, Estilita Gadong Paglinawan, 65, confirmed the body as that of her husband.

The victim was last seen by his wife Saturday. He was crossing the river and since then has been missing until he was found Wednesday.*(CMG)