• Leyte councilor collared for selling illegal drugs


    Burauen, Leyte: A member of the Burauen Municipal Council was arrested by joint forces of the Leyte Provincial Police Office Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Eastern Visayas, and the Burauen municipal police in a buy bust on Wednesday in Barangay Manghubas. The suspect, identified as Robert Del Pilar, was expected to run as independent vice mayoral candidate in next year’s election. Charges for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, is being readied against the suspect while he is temporarily detained at a PDEA detention facility.


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