COMBINED elements of Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested the vice mayor of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, yesterday morning for illegal drugs.
Arrested was Glecerio M. Monton, 45, married, incumbent vice mayor of the municipality of Jabonga in the said province and listed as level 2 high-value target in line with his connection and involvement in illegal drugs.
Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that Monton was arrested at around 8:55 a.m. at P-4, Bgy. Pob-lacion, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.
The vice mayor was arrested for violation of RA 9165 and violation of RA 9516.
Initial investigation showed that personnel for PIB, PMFC, Jabonga Municipal Police Station, Agusan del Norte Provincial Police Office and PDEA 13 raided the house of the suspect based on warrant of arrest issued by the court.
Recovered from the suspect were 60 grams of suspected shabu with a market value of P708,000 and one unit of fragmentation hand grenade.
The arrested suspect and confiscated items were turned over to the custody of Jabonga MPS for proper disposition.