By Staff
Published 10:31 AM, July 24, 2021

Naval, Biliran— Four sachets containing white crystalline substances were recovered by agents of Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of Biliran Provincial Police Office, and operatives of the Station Drug Enforcement Team and PDEA from a parolee who was released from imprisonment after the court approved his Plea Bargaining Agreement for a lower charged during a buy bust operation about 5:30 in the afternoon on Tuesday at Sitio Anas, Brgy. Atipolo, Naval, Biliran.

Naval COP Police Major Michael John Astorga, identified the suspect as Jover Parilla, 32, with live-in partner, jobless, and a resident of Sitio Bigaa, Brgy. San Pablo, Naval, Biliran. He is tagged by the local police as Top Ten in the Provincial level in the re-calibrated List of drug personalities in the province.

Recovered from his possession was one sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P500. During body search in front of SBM Noel N Orbeta, of Brgy. Antipolo, Leonard Javinez DOJ representative, and Media representative Anthony Marlon Mecaral, the searching cop recovered from the back pocket of the suspect one pc P500 cash and a folded plastic that contained three more sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu estimated t worth P1500.

The searching cop also recovered P2550 cash in different denominations of which one of the P500 bill bearing serial number BG069365 which is a court subscribed money intended for the buy bust operation.

The suspect denied owning the illegal substance recovered from him but added that since it is there already he cannot do otherwise. The suspect admitted being arrested in the same offense several years ago and that he was recently released from prison after his application for Plea Bargaining Agreement for a lower charged was approved.

Charges of violation of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002 were already filed at the Provincial Prosecutors Office in Naval last Wednesday (July 21). –


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