First Posted 02:51:00 PM 8/03/2020

Naval, Biliran— A former drug prisoner is bound to prison once more after he was apprehended by the Station Drug Enforcement Team of the local police around 10:20 in the morning today (Aug. 03) at Brgy. Smo. Rosario here.

Naval Chief of Police Capt Chamberline Ludevise identified the suspect as Julio Fabon Jr., a.k.a. Toyay, a resident Sitio Lupa, Brgy. Calumpang.

Recovered from his possession were two sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P500 each. During body search in front of barangay officials and media, no other suspected illegal drug was recovered from his possession except for the P500 bill bearing serial number BJ398514 which was used as marked money in the operation.

The suspect was arrested for drug offense in 2015 but his charges were dismissed after the witness in his arrest failed to attend the hearing after encountering a vehicular accident. He was released from prison only last year and is bound to prison again after this arrest.

The suspect denied owning the illegal drugs recovered from him, alleging the police of planting the evidence on him during interview with media covering the buy bust.

Charges of Violation of Sec 5 (selling illegal drugs) of Art II of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002 is being readied by the arresting police to the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Naval Police Station detention cell. –

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