‘LET THE VILLAIN OUT’ Iloilo top cop offers bounty for WV’s No. 1 drug…

first_imgIn a statement on Wednesday, Vilelasaid, “I understand their (police station chiefs’) struggles in locatingBolivar, and should they succeed, they (police chiefs) deserve a reward.” Tablate said PDEA-6 has been locatingBolivar, adding that they received reports of his whereabouts “but theoperations turn out negative.” Colonel Roland Vilela, IPPO director,has pledged the bounty – which will come from his own pocket – for the captureof Ernesto “Erning” Bolivar of Pototan, Iloilo. Bolivar, 41, has become the prime targetof authorities in the region after the death of drug lord Richard Prevendido inSeptember 2017. He fled during a buy-bust at his housein Guinacas village, Pototan in November 2016. Alex Tablate, director of the PhilippineDrug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6, said the reward from Vilela was a welcomeeffort.    Colonel Roland Vilela, director of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “It is good to motivate ourauthorities,” he added. “Although it’s our work, the incentives initiated byVilela can push police officers more.”   The PDEA-6 top official appealed to thepublic to communicate with the authorities any information that will lead tothe arrest of the region’s top drug suspect.“The work does not only rely on the operatives. The community also has acritical role, to provide us any information that might help,” Tablate said. “This is my little contribution to endthe problem of illegal drugs in this part of the country,” he added. Bolivar has a pending arrest warrant forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002. ILOILO City – The Iloilo PoliceProvincial Office’s (IPPO) top cop has put up a P100,000 reward to any stationchief in the province who can arrest the No. 1 drug  suspect in Western Visayas. Sources also said Bolivar has tapped theservices of “new players” in his drug trafficking operation to avoid detection. He was believed to be a minion of slaindrug lord Prevendido and stepped up drug trafficking activities after his bossdied in a shootout with policemen on Sept. 1, 2017. The provincial government of Iloilo earlierthis year also offered a reward of P500,000 to whoever could give informationleading to the arrest of Bolivar. (With PNA/PN)last_img

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