First Posted 06:15:00 AM 08/15/2020
Kawayan, Biliran—A Sanggunian Barangay Member (SBM) of one of the barangays of this town yielded suspected shabu after he was arrested by joint forces from PDEA and the local police during a buy bust operation about 11:00 in the morning today (Aug. 14) in Brgy. Tabunan-North here.
Kawayan Chief of Police Lt. Ismael Corzon Jr., identified the suspect as James Cabe, 47, married, a High Value Individual, and a barangay kagawad of Brgy. Masagaosao, Kawayan here.
Recovered from his possession were two sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, procured by an agent in the amount of P2000.
During body search in front barangay officials, media and DOJ Representative, the searching agent recovered one medium sized sachet containing the same white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu estimated to weigh more or less 8 grams with an estimated street value of P40,000.
The searching agent also recovered two pieces P1000 bill one bearing serial number A2877553, which was the marked money used in the operation while the other one thousand peso bill was boodle money.
The suspect denied owning the suspected shabu recovered from him, saying he has long stopped the vice. He however admitted to be a drug surrenderee of Oplan Tokhang in 2016.
Charges of violations 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, are being readied by the arresting authorities against the suspect, who is temporarily languishing at the Kawayan PNP while waiting for the commitment order of the court for is transfer to the Provincial Jail. – BiliranIsland.com