KALIBO, Aklan – Police arrested a drug suspect in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Bulwang, Numancia.
The 34-year-old Joseph Franco Ticar was nabbed after he sold two sachets of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P5,000 around 2:20 a.m. on Oct. 10.
Ticar – resident of Barangay Poblacion, Kalibo, Aklan – was arrested last year in a drug sting but he was released from jail after a plea bargaining agreement.
Police Major Frensy Andrade, chief of Aklan Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, said Ticar was put under surveillance as he continued his illegal drug activities.
“Nadakip ito dati sa Numancia dahil sa droga, nahirapan tayo sa kanya dahil mailap ang suspek sa pagbebenta ng illegal na droga. Noong isang gabi pa dapat natin siya i-buy bust. Natuloy ang transaksyon itong umaga lang,” Andrade said.
The suspect will be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)