PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY–On June 28, 2021 at 3:15 PM operatives of Special Operations Unit 6, led by PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA Director, PNP DEG together with Police Station 2, BCPO conducted joint manhunt operation in Corner Pablo O. Torre and 23rd St., Brgy 5, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental that resulted to the successful arrest of Julius Cañete Balandra a.k.a. Jojo, 29 years old, single, presently and a residing at Purok Sigay, Sto. Niño Stop, Brgy 2, Bacolod City. 

    The arrest was made by virtue of warrant of arrests issued by Hon. Raymond Joseph Javier of RTC-6th Judicial Region, Br. 52, Bacolod City, for violation of Sec. 5 Art II of Republic Act 9165, issued on November 17, 2016 docketed under CC # 16-42048 and for violation of Sec. 11 Art II of Republic Act 9165 issued on February 23, 2018 docketed under CC # 15-41022.

    As a background, the arrested suspect was arrested sometime on July 22, 2015 and released through bail. He continued his illegal activity and was again a subject of anti-illegal drug operation sometime in the year 2016. However, during the buy-bust operation, subject person managed to flee and went into hiding. 

            Arrested person is now under the c+ustody of Station 2, BCPO for documentation and proper disposition and will be turned over to the court of origin.###