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First Posted 08:07:00 12/05/2010


A 37-year-old man was found dead hanging inside his home in sitio Sambag, barangay Tuyan, Naga City, yesterday at around 5 a.m.

Ernesto Pamplona, a resident of the barangay, was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead by the attending physician.

PO3 Antonio Catalina of Naga City Police said the victim and his wife did not sleep together that night since the victim came in late after attending a party.

Rosemarie, the victim?s wife, discovered Pamplona?s lifeless body.

Police is investigating if there was foul play involved./GABRIEL BONJOC


Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PEDEA) seized at least 65 packs of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation Thursday afternoon in barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City.

Emo Aying was arrested after handing three packs of shabu worth P500 to a PEDEA agent.

The team headed by Ruenell ?Butch? Montenegro went to the area after they received reports that Aying is a big-time drug pusher.

A poseur buyer then bought three packs of suspected shabu from the suspect and made a prearranged signal to a backup team. Aying was arrested after receiving the marked money.

When Aying was frisked, another 62 packs were recovered from his possession./CHITO ARAGON


Policemen in Metro Cebu warned banks to check their surroundings for possible robbers planning to victimize their establishments.

After a bank in Zambales was ransacked last week, Senior Supt. Erson Digal, chief of Cebu Provincial Office (CCPO), said yesterday that he ordered his men to check all banks here in Cebu.

The Zambales robbers entered the bank through a tunnel they dug for a month.

Senior Insp. Bonifacio Garciano, chief of Theft and Robbery Section (TSR), said they have conducted constant warning to all bank managements.

But he said that public cooperation is needed.

According to him, it is possible that the robbers in Zambales are the same men who were arrested last month here in Metro Cebu.

Garciano said the group is well financed./CHITO ARAGON


Policemen in Metro Cebu have implemented a Drag Net, another term for Oplan Universe.

Chiefs of city and provincial police offices in Metro Cebu met yesterday for its implementation.

Oplan Universe or Drag Net aims to create a cooperative relationship between police offices, where they would be helping one another in the pursuit of criminals.

Senior Supt. Erson Digal, chief of Cebu provincial Police Office (CPPO), said the program is useful in solving crimes.

Digal said it is standard operating procedure that all police offices would respond anytime an incident needs a follow-up operation./CHITO ARAGON

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