CEBU CITY – The two municipal councilors and the ABC president of San Fernando Cebu were arrested by Regional Intelligence Division 7, Regional Special Operations Group 7 and Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) of the Cebu Provincial Police Office.
The arrested were Brgy. Captain Captain Johny Aresgado, 54; Edwin Villaber, 46, and Alfonso Donnaire, 46, who are all municipal councilors in the said town.
According to PIB head Jonathan Yape, Jr., the three are among the list of high-level targets of the Cebu Provincial Police Office.
Firstly, the police arrested the house of three suspects in search of a search warrant signed by Danao City Regional Trial Court Branch 25 Judge Jerry Dicdican.
Recovered from the arrest of seven unlicensed firearms, the suspects were arrested by a number of medium size plastic sachets containing suspected shabu as Councilor Villaber and Donnaire.
Captain Aresgado admitted that he owned the gun but he said it was only for his personal protection because he lived in a remote area.
The two councilors immediately denied the shabu that the police recovered.
Authorities are now investigating whether there is a connection between the three big time drug lord of Cebu, Franz Sabalones, a resident of the said town.