First Posted 01:02 PM 6/30/2020

Biliran, Biliran— An air-conditioner technician is the latest person to be arrested for allegedly selling illegal drug during a buy bust operation conducted by the Municipal Drug Enforcement Team (MDET) and the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of Biliran Provincial Police Office and PDEA about 2:10 in the afternoon today (June 29) at Sitio Moog, Brgy. Canila here.

Biliran Chief of Police Capt. Romeo Sudario identified the suspect as Joey Pepito y Taok, 52, married, an air-conditioner technician and a resident of Divine Grace Village, Brgy. Burabod of this municipality.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect was one small plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, procured by a poseur buyer cop in the amount of P500.

During body search in front of barangay officials and media, the searching cop recovered another sachet containing the same white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu estimated to worth P500 peso.

Further body search with the suspect resulted in the recovery of the P500 bill with serial number LS782929, which was the marked money used in the buy-bust.

The suspect told media witnessing the operation that the illegal evidences recovered from him were not his and were only planted by the police.

Pepito was arrested by operatives of the Municipal Drug Enforcement Team (MDET) of Naval, Biliran during a buy bust operation on Dec 8, 2016, but was released from prison after applying for a plea bargaining agreement.

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 Drug of 2002 is being readied by the arresting officers against the suspect, who is temporarily languishing at the detention cell of Biliran PNP. –


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