4 Persons Nabbed in Drug Bust

Four persons were arrested in separate drug bust operations in Bacong town, Bais City and Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental Tuesday.

Police Senior Inspector Elpidio Tago-an, Jr., Bacong PNP police chief identified the suspect as Mark Joseph Barba Quitoy, 26, single, of Barangay Combado, Bacong.

He was arrested around 1:05 p.m. Tuesday at Barangay Isugan, Bacong.

Confiscated from him were four heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, including the buy bust item in exchange to P500 marked money and one Samsung cellphone.

Meanwhile, in Bais City, suspect was identified as Joselito De Guia Vocal, 33, single, of Juan Luna Street, Barangay 2, where the operation happened around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday.

He was confiscated with two heat sealed suspected shabu including the buy bust item in exchange of P500 marked money; one Samsung cellphone and other drug paraphernalia.

In Dumaguete City, police operatives arrested Cris Divinagracia Sonza, “Alias Bobong”, single, of legal age, of Barangay Taclobo in the City; and Roberto Pondoyo Piñes, 25, single, of Barangay Calindagan, also in Dumaguete City.

The suspects were arrested by Negros Oriental Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency led by Senior Inspector Armel Von Alegria.

Fifteen (15) heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu, including the buy bust item were confiscated from them. Police poseur-buyer used P1, 500 marked money in buying suspected shabu from suspects.

They are detained and charged with violation of RA 9165.*