HERMOSA, Bataan – A barangay kagawad (village councilor) was apprehended in a drug buy bust operation by combined elements of Provincial Public Safety Company, local and provincial drug enforcement units and Provincial Intelligence Branch, Friday morning here.
In a report from Police Chief Insp. Emelito Dela Cruz, Hermosa chief of police, the suspect was identified as Michael San Pablo y Dacoycoy, 45, village councilor of Barangay Culis of this municipality.
Six sachets of suspected shabu and a 500 peso bill used as marked money were confiscated from San Pablo.
Major Dela Cruz said San Pablo is included in the level 1 high value targets list of the PNP.
A case of violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) is being prepared against the suspect.
Last year, San Pablo was also arrested for allegedly being involved in a pot session. He was released then after paying the corresponding bail for his case of drug use and possession.
He is presently detained at the municipal jail. – MHIKE CIGARAL