PRESS RELEASE
NUP Maria Christina I. Mayor

Published on
20 January 2016

Newly created unit against illegal drugs nets first target

Camp Francisco U. Sumagaysay, Sr., STA. BARBARA, ILOILO, January 20 -- Barotac Nuevo’s Number 1 in the list of drug personalities fell into the hands of authorities after a buybust operation turned out positive.

Joint elements of Passi City PS, Brtc. Nuevo PS and 3rd Maneuver Platoon composing the Special Operations Unit Bravo against illegal drugs arrested Marjo Bedia, 38 years old of Brgy. Tubungan, Brtc. Nuevo after a buybust operation at 11:00 p.m. of January 19, 2016.

Bedia is the number 1 drug personality of the said town and has been involved in the sale of illegal drugs for some time.

Recovered from his possession during the arrest are 11 sachets of suspected shabu, marked money and cellphone.

He is currently detained at Brtc. Nuevo PNP and is facing charges for violation of RA 9165.

The Special Operations Units (SOU) against Illegal Drugs are the innovations of IPPO Officer-In-Charge Roderick Augustus Alba as part of his move to strengthen the anti-illegal drug capabilities of the province of Iloilo.#