Police operatives have arrested an elected barangay (village) official tagged as high-value target (HVT) drug personality in Zamboanga Sibugay, an official announced Tuesday.
Senior Supt. Romulo Cleve Taboso, Zamboanga Sibugay police director, identified the arrested HVT drug personality as Abdul Gafar Macabada alias Apay of Barangay Poblacion, Payao town.
Taboso said Macabada is an elected barangay councilor in Poblacion, Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay. The latter is listed as the number six drug personality in the province.
Taboso said Macabada was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 10:00 a.m. Monday in Barangay Binangunan, Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay.
He said the arresting team recovered from the possession of Macabada two heat-sealed plastic sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as shabu and marked money.
He disclosed that the suspect is associated with the Marjuk Dacula drug group based in Zamboanga Sibugay province. (PNA)