Former seaman nabbed for drugs
MABALACAT CITY — A former seaman was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by elements of the city police recently.
Elmar Manarang Salazar, 37, was arrested at Sitio Gasdam in Barangay Dau by elements of the city police intelligence division headed by Senior Inspector Melvin Florida.
Florida and Mabalacat police chief, Superintendent Juritz Rara, presented Salazar to Vice-Mayor Christian Halili last Tuesday.
The police officials informed Halili that Salazar was a sea farer and a US visa holder.
The suspect was charged for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Halili said he felt sorry for Salazar who lost his life because of illegal drugs. “These people being arrested are victims of the drug menace and we have to do something about it.”
The city government provides police funds for their daily operations against drug pushers, according to Halili.