Barangay official busted for drugs

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A Barangay Kagawad (village councilor) was arrested by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) during a buy-bust operation at the Island Garden City in Samal, Davao del Norte province on Friday. PDEA Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr. said suspect councilor Conrado Cabunilas has been under close surveillance by both his office and the PNP and is on the watch-list for drug personalities in the province. Cacdac added that Cabunilas is the third barangay councilor to be arrested this year. Seized from his possession were two small transparent plastic sachets containing methamphetamine hydrochloride (locally known as shabu), a motorcycle and the marked P1,000 bill used in the purchase. A complaint for a violation to Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article 2 of Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being prepared against Cabunilas.

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