Bolivar was believed to be a minion of Prevendido and stepped up drug trafficking activities after his boss died in a shootout with policemen on Sept. 1, 2017 in Barangay Balabago, Jaro district here. Bolivar has a pending arrest warrant for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. A resident of Barangay Guinacas, Pototan, Iloilo, Bolivar has been in hiding since 2017. Fugitive drug suspect Ernesto Bolivar is one of the 10 targets, he revealed. He did not name the nine others. “They should not try to fight our personnel,” said Pamuspusan. Within that period, 5,728.06 grams of shabu and 446.66 grams of marijuana with a total value of P66.3 million were confiscated./PN Sources further told Panay News Bolivar has lots of money to buy protection from policemen and even businessmen. Bolivar, 41, became the region’s top drug target after the death in September 2017 of drug lord Richard Prevendido. “Bolivar is not here. He is hiding outside Region 6. But we will continue pursuing him,” Pamuspusan said. Unit commanders have been ordered to mobilize tracker teams, said Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, PRO-6 director. Since January this year, a total of 1,014 drug pushers have been arrested in 710 police operations, PRO-6 data showed. ILOILO City – Policemen are hunting down 10 high-value illegal drug suspects in Western Visayas despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). To avoid detection, sources said, Bolivar has tapped the services of personalities whom the police are not familiar with. PRO-6 aims to “clear” drug-affected areas in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), he added. Although he managed to escape from policemen trying to entrap him in a buy-bust operation at his house in Barangay Guinacas, Pototan on Nov. 9, 2016, he was charged.
Donegal North East Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has launched a broadside at political opponents in the county, accusing them of double-dealing over the A5 road project.He insisted that the British Government as co-signatories of the St Andrews Agreement must meet their responsibilities to the A5 project. He called on the Irish Government to engage with their British counterparts on how all parties to the St Andrews Agreement can collectively deliver this essential peace process commitment.But it was his call for ‘genuine political unity’ in the county which will rile opponents. Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “There is no doubt that the Irish Government have reneged on their promise on the A5 to the people of Donegal and the North West in terms of the St Andrew’s Agreement which sought to bridge the gap of inequality between our region and the rest of the Island.“However, I am conscious that the British Government also signed up to the St Andrews Agreement and the two Governments now need to discuss how they can work together to address this issue. To date, this has been the elephant in the room in all of this.“The Irish Government have to repay a loan of billions of pounds sterling with interest back to the British Government as part of the bail out package agreed a year ago. Britain’s banks were bailed out rather than the Irish people. At the very least, the Irish Government should seek to engage with their British counterparts around how the A5 project could be slotted into that arrangement”.He continued: “I also repeat my call for genuine political unity across the North West on this issue as has been the case down the years. “It has been very noticeable that some local representatives are all over the place on this A5 issue, bizarrely seeking to blame Sinn Féin in the North and when that backfired, forming political alliances that exclude Sinn Féin, then spurning those alliances and remarkably stating that there are no other options outside the island of Ireland for funding this project.“This is not political leadership. It is irresponsible opportunism. I appeal to all political leaders in the region to quit the messing around and start singing from the one hymn sheet again.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comMacLOCHLAINN LASHES OPPONENTS OVER A5 ROAD ‘DEBACLE’ was last modified: November 22nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:a5 road projectDeputy Padraig MacLochlainn