2 Nabbed in Drug Bust

Two alleged drug suspects were arrested in separate drug operation by Hinigaran PNP in the town at dawn Tuesday.

Police Senior Inspector Lawrence Gerard Bathan, Hinigaran PNP chief identified the suspects as Jessie Espinosa Limaco, “Alias Boy Lolo”, 24, single of Sitio Guba in barangay 2 of the town and Melvin Mallo Salvacion, “Alyas Kapid Gamay”, 30, single of Remedios Ville Subdivision in Barangay Gargato in the gown.

Limaco was arrested at Lopez Jaena Street in Barangay 2 of the town about 12:15 in the morning Tuesday, while Salvacion at his house in Remedios Subdivision in Barangay Gargato around 2:00 in the morning also Tuesday.

Both have surrender before in the operation “Tokhang”.

Limaco was arrested after he handed one heat sealed sachet of suspected shabu to poseur-police buyer in exchange of P300 marked money.

Another heat sealed of suspected shabu was recovered from him and other drug paraphernalia.

He was also confiscated with one (1) unit Smith and Wesson Cal.22 revolver loaded with six (6) live bullets and three empty shell of the same caliber; one cellular phone and P200 bill and four P20 bills believed cash proceeds.

Salvacion, on the other hand was arrested after he handed to a poseur-police buyer in exchange of P300 marked money.

Six (6) more small heat-sealed and one big heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance of suspected shabu and other drug paraphernalia; one Samsung tablet and P300 bills believed proceeds of selling the prohibited drugs.

The confiscated shabu weighs about 0.300 grams with a market value of P7, 000.

The suspects are detained and charged with violation of RA 9165.*(CMG)