Cops arrest top drug personality in North Negros


SUSPECT OF FALLING DRUG. Major Negrense drug personality, Jean Marquez Compacion, 31, received an arrest warrant at his home in Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. She is the second personality on the list of illegal drug watch and the San Carlos Component City Police Department’s third most wanted person. (Photo courtesy of NegOcc-San Carlos Municipal Police Station)

THE CITY OF BACOLOD – A prominent drug personality in the province was arrested Tuesday by Joint Police officers in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, about five months after he escaped arrest during a bust-buy in the northernmost town in the province.

The suspect, Jean Marquez Compacion, 31, is the second person on the illegal drug watch list and the third most wanted person at the San Carlos Component City Police Department.

“She is tagged as one of the most wanted people and is on the illegal drug watch list at the same time,” said Brigadier General Flynn Dongbo, director of the Western Visayas Police Regional Bureau (PRO- 6).

Around 8 a.m., Compacion was glued to her residence in Sto. Rosario, Barangay Rizal when police served him with the warrant for his arrest for violation of Republic Act 9165 without recommended bond.

The warrant was issued by Judge Kathrine Go of Branch 59 of the Regional Trial Court on February 24, 2022.

The operation was carried out by joint personnel of the San Carlos City Police, 605th Company, 2nd Maneuver Platoon, Regional Mobile Force-Western Visayas Battalion and Philippine National Police Marine Group .

On January 12, Compacion managed to escape during a buy-bust at Barangay Guadalupe.

His partner, Joel Rizardo, however, was arrested and officers seized PHP 10.2 million of alleged shabu from his possession.

Rizardo, a high-value person, was the number one priority target on the local drug watch list. (NAP)

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