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Barangay kagawad busted for drugs

  • Written by Alfred Dalizon
  • Published in Provincial
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A 48-YEAR-OLD barangay ‘kagawad’ in Cagayan became the latest public official to be arrested and jailed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for involvement in illicit drug trafficking.

PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña identified the suspect as Nestor Obispo, alias ‘Kator,’ a ‘kagawad’ of Bgy. Magacan, Sanchez Mira town.
    
The official said that members of the PDEA Regional Office 2, headed by Director Laurefel  Gabales, seized an estimated P1,500 worth of shabu from the suspect and the marked money paid to him by an undercover officer last Tuesday.
    
Lapeña said the suspect has been charged for violation of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.