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ESamar police scores anew vs. drug traffickers

By ALICE NICART, PIA Eastern Samar
January 16, 2012

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar  –  It is another laurel that truly deserves due recognition for the police operatives of the PNP Provincial Command and Borongan City Police Station. Yesterday, on broad day light, they have arrested four suspected drug traffickers in a nearby barangay.

Led by PCI Alladin Dingal, the policemen collared suspected drug traffickers: Efren Baquilod, from Maydolong town, Michael Anire and Romil Norombaba from Borongan, all of legal age and a fourth one, whose name was withheld being a minor.

PCI Edwin Barbosa, of the PNP Provincial Command, reported that the suspects riding in tandem but plate-less TMX motorcycles were intercepted along the highway, fronting the Eastern Samar State University (ESSU), barangay Maypangdan this city, at past 12 noon yesterday, January 15.

Barbosa reported further that the policemen, on a tip of a concerned civilian, flagged down the two motorcycles which were heading towards the city proper.

“As they stopped, the policemen requested Baquilod (who was later known to be the leader of the suspects), to open the box and, lo and behold! – the box contained several packs of junk foods”, Barbosa said.

“However, the policemen continued to search for any suspicious pack and indeed they found a differently packed junk food, which was sealed with a masking tape, and opening it, the policemen discovered, not junk foods inside the pack, but two grams of the so-called Shabu”, the Officer revealed.

As expected, Baquilod denied knowledge of the illegal morsel but he was pointed at, as the owner of the most priced item by his two companions.  The two boys revealed that they just picked it up from an Eagle Star bus that ply to the province from Manila, the report added.

As of press time, the four suspects were being detained at the PNP Provincial Office, pending the filing of the case against them.