4 Negros Occidental cops get award for seizing P6.8-million illegal drugs

The police chief and three personnel of San Carlos City Police Station in Negros Occidental received the Philippine National Police Medal of Merit (Medalya ng Kagalingan) for the station’s P6.8-million illegal drug haul last week.

Chief Superintendent Cesar Binag, Director of Police Regional Office (PRO)-Western Visayas, awarded Superintendent D’ Artagnan Katalbas Jr. and his three men, in rites held at PRO-6 headquarters in Iloilo City on Monday.

The policemen were awarded for arresting the motorcycle-for-hire driver Christian Unaba, 29, of Barangay Palampas, in a buy bust operation last January 23. It led to the recovery of an estimated P6.825-million worth of suspected “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) weighing 593.532 grams.

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