May 23, 2012
In the relentless drive against illegal drugs, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided a known drug lair and arrested a notorious illegal drugs dealer during a raid in Bacolod City last week.
NBI Officer-In-Charge Atty. Nonnatus Caesar R. Rojas identified the arrested suspect as:
KING BAUTISTA, alias "Ike" who was convicted for violation of RA 6425 (Anti-Illegal Drugs Act), Robbery, and Attempted Homicide. He has a pending case of another robbery at a Regional Trial Court in Bacolod City.
The NBI's campaign against illegal drugs is parallel to the anti-illegal drugs and anti-criminality program to curb criminal activities in Bacolod City and the whole of Negros Occidental, and in consonance, too, with advocacy of the City Councilor Carl Lopez.
Bacolod District Office (BACDO), headed by Head Agent Ferdinand M. Lavin said that the operation against King Bautista is just a start of a series of operations by the office against criminals and drug dealers in the area.
An unlicensed caliber .45 firearm was recovered from him during the operation. The raid was in cooperation of the PNP-Bacolod City who helped in securing the area. However, King tried to shoot it out with the operatives who raided his house.
The raid yielded several drugs paraphernalia, proceeds of the sale of illegal drugs and two (2) plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu. Also seized were documents and bank records which may be evidence of the illegal drugs transactions.