Couple Nabbed with Drugs in Sagay

A couple was arrested while on board a motorcycle in a checkpoint around 12:20 a.m. Thursday at Corner Cabalawan Road, Barangay Oblation 2, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.

Police Chief Inspector Robert Mansueto, Sagay PNP chief identified the suspects as Jay-R Canon Palotes, 22, single, “Alias Jeje,” of Purok Bagong Lipunan, Barangay Dian-ay, Escalante City; and Shela Mae Tradio Egot, 18, single, “Alias Shela,” of Magsaysay Street, Barangay Suba, Cebu City. They are lovers.

Police operatives led by Senior Inspector Ellendie Rebusquillo, Sagay City Deputy police chief were conducting checkpoint at the area when the motorcycle of the suspects passed by.

When the driver was asked his driver’s license and motorcycle registration, Palotes took his wallet and gave it to police authorities only to find out that a medium-sized suspected shabu was also there.

When frisked, he also yielded one big sachet of “shabu”, all with a total market value of P12,000.00

Police then confiscated his driver’s license, Cherry Mobile cellphone and disposable lighter.

Egot was arrested for interfering and insulting her boyfriend. She also yielded one small rectangular sachet of “shabu” from her wallet; four collective plastics with traces of “shabu” and P3, 000 cash in different denominations.

Their Rouser 15 motorcycle was also confiscated by police.*



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