At around 7 a.m. on Monday, March 6, a drug personality was nabbed in Carbonell Compound, Barangay Maningning, Puerto Princesa by operatives of the Mendoza Police Station, following a report from Patrol 117. The suspect was identified as Eric Barcarse, 28 y/o, a resident of Bgy. Taradungan, Roxas, Palawan.
Operatives, upon arriving at the scene, found the suspect already apprehended by a person identified as Arlan Alisla, who was responsible for reporting Barcarse to authorities. Items that were recovered from the suspect included two pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic containing white crystalline ‘shabu’, which were concealed in a small flashlight and marked as ADA-1 and ADA-2. The confiscated items were brought to the Mendoza Police Station for proper disposition.
The suspect was arrested in violation of Article II, Section 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002. Progress and final reports are still being processed.