Ex-Marine, Pal Nabbed with Drugs
An ex-marine and his companion were arrested in drug buy bust with firearms and shabu around 5: 55 p.m. Saturday in Barangay Camp Clark in Isabela town, Negros Occidental.
Chief Inspector Ruben Pajarito, Isabela PNP OIC police chief of Isabela identified the suspect as John Michael Locsin Mendrez, 26, single, of Barangay Camp Clark and Jeffrey Lobrido Gentilizo, 29, single, of Barangay Lima-lima, all of Isabela town.
Mendrez was included in the top 10 watchlist of Isabela PNP and was subjected before in “Operation Tokhang”.
Isabela PNP was accompanied by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) led by Intelligence Officer 1 Joanna Fe Bañez, the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit led by Senior Inspector Ryan Villasario.
Confiscated from him were one (1) sachet of suspected shabu in exchange of P500 marked money and P500 cash.
One (1) caliber .45 Norinco with Serial Number 1107185 and three magazines; 21 live bullets of .45 caliber; one MyPhone cellphone; P3,010. 00 cash in brown wallet and P4, 000.00 in different denominations.
Gentilozo, on the other hand, was confiscated with one heat sealed “shabu”; one caliber. 38 Smith & Wesson with Serial Number 107743; one cellphone and one black holster.
The two are detained at Isabela PNP jail.*(Cyrus M. Garde)