By: Gail T. Momblan
THE body of a 46-year-old tanod or village watchman was found dead in an irrigation canal at Barangay San Miguel in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, morning of Sept 9, 2018.
Mary Jane Fajura was harvesting vegetables near an irrigation canal at around 6 a.m. when she saw Romirico Baron’s body floating on the water.
Baron was last seen alive at a birthday party around 9:00 pm of Sept 8, said Senior Insp. Joeven Arevalo, Barotac Viejo police commander.
Witnesses claimed they heard Baron talking to someone via his phone while he was walking home.
Baron allegedly slipped off the pathway and fell into the irrigation canal, Arevalo said, adding that the strong current due to heavy rains may have swept the victim away.
Man falls in buy-bust
A 29-year-old man was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Mandurriao police on Monday.
Ariel Horario of Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao, Iloilo City was collared after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to the undercover cop.
Recovered from Horario were four more sachets of suspected shabu and P500 cash.
Horario, who is now detained at the Mandurriao police station, was charged for violating Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).