I. Sur bgy chair nabbed

September 23, 2019

AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday last week arrested a barangay chairman in Sinait, Ilocos Sur for illegal possession of dangerous drugs, PDEA chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino announced yesterday.

According to the official, suspect Leopodol Yabes, the chairman of Bgy. Pug-os in Sinait municipality was placed under arrest by members of the PDEA Regional Office 1 after a raid at the suspect’s house led in the confiscation of four heat-sealed plastic sachets containing some 10 grams of shabu worth P68,000.

“We have accounted for another ‘high-value’ drug target in the country as a result of a raid conducted on the strength of a proper search warrant issued by the local court,” Aquino said.