First Posted 06:13 PM 02/07/2020

Barangay official yields shabu during buy bust

Kawayan, Biliran — After a year of surveillance, a very clever Sangguniang Barangay Member finally fell to the hands of the law after selling illegal drugs to a poseur buyer agent from PDEA and joint forces from the 802nd Brigade and the local police about 12:45 noon today (Feb 7) at Brgy. Bilwang here.

Kawayan COP Police Lt. Ismael Corson identified the suspect as Jerry Rojas y Monsales, 48, married, Sangguniang Barangay Member of  Barangay Bilwang.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect was one elongated sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, procured by the PDEA agent for P2,000. During body search the searching policeman recovered two small elongated sachets and one medium sachet containing the same white crystalline in substance suspected to be shabu all inside the pocket of the suspect weighing, more or less 15 grams with an estimated street value of P102, 000. Further search resulted in the recovery of two P1,000 bills bearing serial numbers KP497172 and HT029278, which was the marked money used for the operation.

The suspect denied owning the illegal evidences recovered from him, even if Chairman Leonilo Dela Peña, DOJ Represenative Reana G. Coles, and media personality Anthony Marlon Mecaral was present during the recovery of the illegal items recovered from his body.

The authorities told media that the suspect is very clever in his operation that it took them long to catch him in his operation.

Charges of Violation of Sec. 5 (Selling illegal drugs) and Sec. 11 (Possession of illegal drugs) of Art. II of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002 is being readied by PDEA against the suspect who is temporarily languishing at the lock-up cell of Kawayan PNP here. – 


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