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‘Berya Drug Group Leader to Surface’

The leader of the alleged Berya Drug Group is planning to surface and execute an affidavit, her former paymaster said.

In an interview by Bombo Radyo-Bacolod Wednesday, bagman Ricky Serenio said her former boss Berya Tolentino “is getting tired of being named amid the ongoing campaign against illegal drugs.”

Serenio pointed out that Berya Tolentino is not a big druglord in Negros Occidental, but rather the group’s main supplier only identified as “Camaria.”

Two Die in Road Mishap

Two persons were killed when bumped a by cargo truck in Silay City yesterday noon and by a Ceres Bus in Pulupandan, Monday.

In Silay City, police identified the victim as Orlandino Badian, 78, of Sitio Dacutan Dacu, Barangay 3 of the city. He sustained head and body injuries and died upon arrival at the nearest hospital.

Investigation disclosed that he was sideswept by a cargo truck while along the gutter in the place and failed to get up.

3 Drug Suspects Nabbed in Pulupandan Buy Bust

Three drug personalities were arrested in a buy bust operation around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Purok Mahogany, Barangay Crossing Pulupandan, Pulupandan town, Negros Occidental.

Pulupandan PNP operatives identified the suspects as Sidney Geraldes, 30, single and Stephen Magno, 33, all residents of the place; and Sammy Española, 46, of Barangay Zone 4-A in the town.

Three small sachets of shabu were confiscated from them in exchange for marked money.

Police also recovered P846 cash believed proceeds of selling the prohibited drugs.

RD Capa Inspects 5th District of Negros Occ.

Chief Supt. Conrado S. Capa, Police Regional Office 18 Regional Director and Sr. Supt. William Señoron, NOCPPO Officer-in-Charge, inspected the police stations of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOCPPO) on March 7.

Chief Supt. Conrado S. Capa, RD PRO18 (center) together with PSSupt. William Señoron, OIC-NOCPPO give guidance to PCInsp. Anthony Gariando Grande, Chief of Police, Isabela Municipal Police Station.*

‘Isabela is Not an EWA’

Negros Island Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Conrado Capa yesterday said that there “is no need to place Isabela under election watch list area (EWA) of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

Capa together with NOPPO Provincial Director Sr. Supt. William Señoron called on Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III at the Isabela Municipal Hall yesterday.

He added that the recent incident in Isabela is not political in nature.