Badian police nabs drug pusher in Cebu

admin   •   May 8, 2017   •   5132

CEBU CITY — A drug pusher was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Badian police in Cebu on Sunday.

The suspect was identified as Jessie Emnacin Bedio, 26 years old, and a resident of Barangay Sohoton.

The police confiscated from the suspect five small plastic packs of suspected shabu.

The police have been monitoring the suspect for several weeks after reports that he has been selling illegal drugs to minors. — UNTV News & Rescue

4 kilograms of shark teeth seized in Mactan, Cebu

Marje Pelayo   •   September 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported the seizure of a parcel containing 4.98 kilograms of extracted shark teeth misdeclared as plastic components for fashion accessories.

The shipment, which was seized in BOC Cebu-Subport of Mactan on Tuesday (August 31), was discovered through x-ray imaging which prompted the X-Ray inspection project team (XIP) to mark it for further verification.

Accordingly, BOC authorities conducted a physical examination on the parcel together with representatives from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and DHL Express Cebu.

The BFAR representative confirmed the contents of the parcel to be shark teeth and not plastic components as declared and records show the shipment had no import permit issued by BFAR.

Acting District Collector Charlito Martin Mendoza immediately issued a warrant of seizure and detention against the shipment.

The seized articles will be disposed of in accordance with existing customs laws and regulations after undergoing seizure and forfeiture proceedings.

PNP chief Eleazar orders probe on slay of Cebu radio commentator Cortes

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar on Friday said he has directed the Cebu Provincial Police Office to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of radio commentator Reynante “Rey” Cortes.

Eleazar said police investigators will look into the killing of Cortes, including threats that the victim may have had received.

“All angles will be investigated to determine the motive in the crime, especially if this was related to his profession,” the PNP chief said in a statement.

“The local police will also investigate if there were threats to his life prior to the incident,” he added.

Initial investigation showed that Cortes was shot dead on July 22 by an unidentified gunman after his radio program.

He was killed in front of the station DYRB Radyo Pilipino along N. Bacalso Avenue in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City.

Cortes was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Eleazar said investigators are coordinating with Cortes’ family, friends, and colleagues for information that could help the probe.

He also joined calls for justice in the killing of Cortes and underscored that threats and attacks against journalists have no space in a democratic country.

“Nananawagan tayo sa mga maaaring makapagbigay ng impormasyon sa kasong ito, makipagtulungan kayo sa mga awtoridad upang agarang maresolba at mabigyan ng hustisya ang pagkamatay ni Cortes,” he said.

PNP seizes P9M worth of suspected shabu in Taguig

Robie de Guzman   •   June 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — More than P9 million worth of suspected shabu were seized by authorities in an operation in Taguig City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Tuesday.

PNP chief General Guillermo Eleazar said the illegal drugs were confiscated after police officers from Taguig City Police Station 6 accosted two individuals for not wearing face masks on Sunday.

Eleazar said the suspects, identified as Jemboy Pascual and Eskak Kamsa, suddenly ran away when policemen approached and reminded them to wear their face masks.

When police caught them, the two were discovered to be carrying 27 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing 1.350 kilograms of suspected shabu worth P9,180,000.

They also had with them P10,000 cash and a weighing scale, the PNP said.

“I commend the Taguig City Police for confiscating and removing this huge volume of illegal drugs from the streets,” Eleazar said.

“Nakita ko rin na ginagawa nila ang kanilang tungkulin sa pagroronda na nagbunga sa pagkakaaresto ng dalawang suspek,” he added.

The PNP said the suspects were brought to the Taguig City Police Station’s Drug Enforcement Unit for proper investigation and disposition.

They will be charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in the City Prosecutor’s Office, it added.


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