A FORMER mayor of Bangued town in Abra was arrested allegedly in possession of illegal drugs and firearms during a police operation in a remote village recently.
PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) director, Chief Supt. Roel Obusan, identified the suspect as former Mayor Noel Castillo.
Obusan said Castillo was nabbed with three .45 caliber pistols, two caliber .22 revolvers, several rounds of ammunition and illegal drug paraphernalia.
He said the operation was conducted by joint operatives of CIDG-Cordillera autonomous Region (CAR) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-CAR) in Barangay Cabuloan on Tuesday.