Joint operatives of Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested two drug suspects, including a barangay chairman, selling shabu in Matalom, Leyte on Tuesday.
In a statement, PNP chief General Dionardo Carlos identified the suspects as Rogelio Daño alias “Elmer”, 57 years old, and Cesario Daño Lambujon, 35 years old, both residents of Barangay Sta. Fe, Matalom Leyte.
According to the police, Daño is the chairman of the said barangay and president of the Association of Barangay Chairpersons in Matalom.
The operation was launched by Bato Municipal Police Station and PDEA at around 7:15 p.m. along the baywalk area in Brgy. Kalanggaman, Bato Leyte.
Recovered from the suspects were three pieces of transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing about 100 grams amounting to P680,000; one white envelope containing P15,000; a white Toyota Fortuner with plate number HAA 5717; buy-bust money; and a unit of black digital weighing scale.
Carlos said the two arrested suspects and the confiscated pieces of evidence are now under the custody of PDEA-8.
“Our end game strategy to fight illegal drugs has just started and we assure the public that we will be doing our best to put an end to the drug menace plaguing our country,” Carlos added.—Matthew Doctor/LDF, GMA News