Drug Sting In Leganes, Iloilo Leaves Seafarer, Student Nabbed
DRUG STING IN LEGANES – The Arevalo district police recently arrested a seafarer and a college student in Leganes town, Iloilo province.
The police in Arevalo district arrested John Winston Porras, a 26-year-old student and resident of Barangay Balabago, Jaro district, and Fritz Simbre, a 36-year-old seafarer in Barangay Poblacion, Leganes, according to a report from Panay News.
Major Edgad Anonoy, chief of Arevalo police reported that the police conducted a sting operation at 11:45 AM at Simbre’s residence.
Recovered from suspects were suspected illegal drugs which are worth P94,500, which includes five sachets worth P8,500 which is transacted with Porras.
The two suspects were charged with violation of Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
“We have been negotiating with them for a purchase for a long time. They do not entertain buyers not known to them. Segurista sila. But finally, an asset was able to close a transaction,”
Porras testified in a police interrogation that the supply was from the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila via a contact presently detained at the male prison dormitory of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Barangay Ungka, Jaro.
Superintendent Mary Chanette Espartero, the jail warden in the said prison said however, that she is doubtful on Porras’ claim..
“It’s impossible for our inmates to transact with outsiders. We have not been allowing visits since March as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus disease. Also, we hold surprise inspection of cells and we have not found contrabands, including cellular phones. We allow inmates to use only BJMP-owned phones, but with the presence of our personnel,”
Espartero said that she vowed to conduct a probe regarding that matter.
“I am so strict. I have been staying here since March to watch over them. I do not allow illegal activities here,”
Based on the report, Police Captain Roy Tayona. Leganes police chief said that Simbre failed to return to work due to the lockdown.
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