COPS ROUND UP PIMPS
SEVEN women were arrested by policemen in a saturation drive Tuesday night in barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City.
Two were suspected as pimps while the others who were aged 19 to 25 years old were presented to a decoy as prostitutes.
Insp. Jesus Arong of the Investigation and Detective Management Branch (IDMB) of the Cebu City Police Office said the operation was made due to complaints of rampant prostitution in Juana Osmeña Extension.
A policeman, who posed as a customer, was approached by one of the pimps, who asked him if he wanted a woman.
The decoy customer was introduced to five women and handed P1,000 to the two pimps as payment before police moved in.
Charges of white slavery under Article 341 and Article 202 of the Revised Penal Code in relation to Republic Act 9208 or Anti-trafficking in Persons Act will be filed against the two suspected pimps. /CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON
2 HURT IN TALISAY STABBINGS
TWO women were wounded in separate stabbing incidents in Talisay City, southern Cebu.
Jerryme Termulo, 27, was stabbed in the body allegedly by her 23-year-old sister Anna after they argued at home in sitio Kimba, barangay San Roque yesterday morning.
Police said that while the two sisters argued, Jerryme attacked Ann, who took a kitchen knife and stabbed the vicim.
Jerryme was taken to the Talisay City District Hospital while Anna fled.
In barangay Tangke, a 54 year-old woman was stabbed by her neighbor Tuesday evening.
Susan Mabalang was wounded in the back and chest.
The suspect was identified as 49-year-old Randy Bazar, who escaped after the incident.
Police said the victim was washing clothes in her house when the suspect arrived and stabbed her.
A wounded Mabalang sought help from neighbors who brought her to a hospital. /CORRESPONDENT GABRIEL C. BONJOC
DRUG SUSPECTS CHARGED
THE National Bureau of Investigation Central Visayas (NBI-7) filed charges yesterday against eight persons arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in barangay Talamban, Cebu City.
They were charged for violation of Section 5 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002
Johnlito Mayol, 47; Romeo Baylo, 50; Arche Cabrilos, 33; Junrey Ancero, 31; Ferdinand Jugadora, 38; Christopher Dizon, 28; Jonathan Cortes; and Analyn Roa, 33 were charged before the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office.
Mayol was also charged for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
The suspects were arrested last Monday where 300 grams of suspected shabu worth P1.5 million was seized. /CORRESPONDENT APPLE TA-AS
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