Authorities arrested two suspects in a buy bust operation at Purok Torrecampo Barangay Alijis Bacolod City in the night of April 14, 2021.

Combined elements of Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit 6 (RPDEU 6), Bacolod City Police Station 7 and CIDG Anti- Illegal Drug Team, Negros Occidental identified the suspects as Jury Jaype y Solis alias “Jury”, 36 years old and James Andrew Estañol y Desengaño alias “Nonoy”, 35 years old, single. Both are residents of Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City.

The suspects were arrested after selling two (2) sachets of alleged shabu to an undercover operative in exchange to Forty Thousand Pesos (Php 40,000.00) buy-bust money.

According to the operatives, the arrest of the 2 suspects is a product of good intelligence. Police gathered information from previously arrested individuals in different anti-illegal drug operations and they confirmed that the 2 suspects served as illegal drug runners in the city. 

The police operatives confiscated from their possession and control of  Jaype the following: two (2) pieces heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu; buy bust money; one (1) black pouch;  cash amounting to One Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Three Pesos (Php 1, 833. 00) in different denomination; and one (1) unit cellular phone. Meanwhile, recovered from the possession of Estañol are: one (1) belt bag; eighteen (18) pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu; and one (1) unit Yamaha Mio.

Seized illegal drug items has an estimated weight of more or less 30 grams with standard drug value of more or less Two Hundred Four Thousand Pesos (Php204, 000.00).

Suspects are presently detained at Bacolod City Police Station 7 lock-up cell and they will be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.###