Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Village cop nabbed for illegal drug, firearms
By Connie B. Destura

LEGAZPI CITY, April 5, (PNA) -- Joint operatives of four law enforcement units arrested a barangay security man for possession of illegal drugs and firearms over the weekend at Sitio Asinan, Barangay Busing, San Pascual, Masbate, a police report said Tuesday.

The report identified the suspect as Jonal A. Rogas, No. 5 Drug-Listed Personality of San Pascual Municipal Police Station (SPMPS), 43, and barangay police of Barangay Busing, San Pascual.

Rogas was apprehended by joint elements of the SPMPS, 5th Regional Public Safety Battalion 1st Maneuver Company, Regional Special Operations Task Group-Masbate, and Provincial Intelligence Bureau-Masbate Provincial Police Office in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office 5.

The search and seizure operation was backed up by Search Warrant No. 2016-53 issued by Judge Teofilo B Tambago, Regional Trial Court Branch 46, Masbate City for violation of R.A. 9165.

During the search, the raiding team recovered from Rogas' actual possession and control one unsealed plastic bag containing white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as shabu, one big unsealed transparent sachet containing suspected shabu, two medium heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, one small transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, three disposable lighters, one rolled aluminum foil, one unused aluminum strip, two flash drives, 86 unused transparent plastic sachets, one caliber 38 revolver without trademark and serial number, six live ammunition for caliber .38, one live ammunition for 12-gauge shotgun, and eight assorted cellular phones.

Cases for violation of Section 11 and Section 12, Article II of RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and violation of R.A. 10591 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition have been filed by the police at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Masbate City.(PNA) FFC/FGS/CBD/EDS