GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Police operatives arrested nine residents in nearby Koronadal City on Monday morning for alleged violation of the liquor ban in line with the general elections.
Supt. Barney Condes, Koronadal City police chief, said in a police report that they nabbed the suspects in separate operations in Barangays Zone 3 and 4 of Poblacion shortly before 7 am.
The official said they received reports from concerned residents that there were ongoing drinking sprees in the two barangays.
He identified the suspects as Jesmar Aman Mudin, Rex Rumantan Diaz, Mason Sumpang and Joveng Usman Mudin of Barangay Zone 4, and Luis Sanaygon Torento, Mark Jonnel Miguel Tado, Kervin Arenton Marmonejo, Chester
James Carumba Castor and Peter John Mark Aturdido Angeles of Barangay Zone 3.
Four of the suspects, who are currently detained at the city police station’s detention cell, were college students.
Condes said they subjected the suspects to physical and medical examination to validate their alcohol use.
He said the suspects would be charged for violation of the two-day liquor ban, which started on Sunday.
The Commission on Elections said the selling, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxicating liquor are prohibited under the Omnibus Election Code on May 8 and 9. (MindaNews)