BACOLOD CITY: Police arrested on Wednesday night one of the top high-value targets (HVTs) with six others from prominent clans here in a buy-bust inside a downtown hotel. Bacolod City Police Office acting director Supt. Jack Wanky identified the target subject as Dindo Barcillo of Talisay City, a level 2 HVT of Police Regional Office-Negros Island Region. The six others arrested were Niko Manuel Luis Lizares, Karl Ocampo, Mikael Nicholas Zayco, Marvin Magno, Mariano Villarosa and Robert John Herman. They were reportedly caught in the act of sniffing shabu from an improvised tooter. Wanky said two big sachets of shabu worth P100,000; an improvised .38 caliber revolver; ammunition and the P500 marked money were seized from Barcillo. Also confiscated were several small and big sachets of shabu, a weighing scale and drug paraphernalia from the other suspects.
Eugene Y. Adiong