‘Berya Drug Group Leader to Surface’

The leader of the alleged Berya Drug Group is planning to surface and execute an affidavit, her former paymaster said.

In an interview by Bombo Radyo-Bacolod Wednesday, bagman Ricky Serenio said her former boss Berya Tolentino “is getting tired of being named amid the ongoing campaign against illegal drugs.”

Serenio pointed out that Berya Tolentino is not a big druglord in Negros Occidental, but rather the group’s main supplier only identified as “Camaria.”

Meanwhile, Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said they have yet to received any surrender feelers coming from Berya’s camp.

However, Vargas called on Berya to surrender.

“We haven’t received any feelers yet, but in case if she wants to surrender, she is very welcome,” Vargas added.

Earlier, Serenio’s camp released their supplemental affidavit alleging additional links between Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Director, Police Senior Superintendent William Señoron, and several other high ranking law enforcement officials with the Berya drug group and slain Iloilo drug lord Melvin Odicta, Sr.

In his affidavit, Serenio also detailed how drugs are distributed throughout different towns and cities in Negros Occidental.

Serenio was arrested in Talisay City in January of this year, after the Court issued an arrest warrant for the charge of grave coercion.

However, he was released from prison last week, after posting bail for his criminal charges and currently hides in an undisclosed location in Pulupandan.*


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