A barangay kagawad (village councilman) allegedly involved in illegal drugs was nabbed Friday afternoon in Caloocan City.
Police identified the barangay official as Joemarie Dohinog, of No. 400 4th Street, corner 2nd Street, Barangay 118.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Jemar Modequillo said operatives of Caloocan Police Station led by Chief Insp. Arnold Alabastro and the Special Reaction Unit served a search warrant, issued by Caloocan Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Victoriano Cabanos of Branch 127, at the house of Dohinog.
The raid was conducted in the presence of Kagawad Gerardo Bolo Jr. and Barangay Assistant Executive Officer Rodolfo Cordial at around 5 p.m.
During the search, a caliber .9mm pistol without serial number, five pieces of caliber .9mm ammunition and 17 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu were found.
Modequillo said his men had been monitoring Dohinog for almost two weeks after receiving reports of his alleged involvement in illegal drugs and keeping an unlicensed firearm.
The suspect denied the accusations.
Dohinog is facing charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition and RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office.