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SPO2 Gregoria B Antonano

Published on
14 September 2016

IPPO's War on Illegal Drugs & Illegal Gambling continues; 3 drug peddlers, 4 bettors arrested in a day’s operation

Camp Francisco U. Sumagaysay, Sr., STA. BARBARA, ILOILO, September 14 -- Iloilo Police Provincial Office continues its war on illegal drugs and illegal gambling by sustaining province-wide police operations. 

Yesterday, 3 illegal drug peddlers and 4 bettors of illegal numbers game were arrested in six different operations.        

31- year old Marlon Gonzaga y Fernandez alias “Malo” was arrested in a buy-bust operation supervised by PCI Alejandro Apostol Jr. of Oton MPS and PCI Jojo Tabaloc, IPPO Focused Team Alpha Supervisor, with the recovery of 3 plastic sachets  containing suspected shabu including the buy-bust item, and buy-bust money of P300.00. 

In Passi City, also arrested in a buy-bust operation initiated by Passi City police, together with IPPO Focused Team Delta, RPSB 6 and PDEA 6, was John Rohmen Pascua Y Padilla, 33 years old of Brgy. Gines Viejo, Passi City. Pascua has in his possession and control the buy-bust money of P300.00. Aside from the buy-bust bust item, police were able to recover 6 more heat sealed transparent plastic sachets from Pascua. Pascua is a Tokhang surrenderee. 

Tigbauan police also arrested Ronilo Traigo Y Buenaflor alias “Patong” during the conduct of buy-bust in Brgy. Namocon, Tigbauan, Iloilo. Police were able to recover 4 sachets containing suspected shabu and P500.00 marked money from “Patong”.   

Meanwhile, in two separate instances, Dumangas police arrested 3 bettors of illegal numbers game locally known as ‘Bookies’ namely Mark Anthony Garido, and Abelardo Defensor and Maribeth Defensor-Nares. Recovered from Garido were 1 bundle of cotejo and P280.00 bet money, while from Defensor were 1 bundle of cotejo and bet collection of P125.00 and from Defensor-Nares were a bundle of cotejo and P100.00 bet money. 

In Pavia, ‘Bookies’ bettor Mary Jean Gregori Y Lucena of Brgy. Ungka II, Pavia was arrested by Pavia police and Special Operating Unit Bravo in violation of RA 9287. Police were able to recover 2 bundles of cotejo and P360.00 bet money from Gregori.