Village dad falls in Zambo drug buy-bust


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An elected official yielded illegal drugs and unlicensed gun when arrested by policemen in an anti-drug operation in this city, the police reported.

Supt. Rogelio Alabata, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) spokesperson, identified the arrested official as Erico Rivera, 42, a councilor in Barangay Mampang, this city.

Alabata said Rivera was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Estrada Drive, Barangay Mampang.

He said the arresting team confiscated from the possession of Rivera an unlicensed caliber .45 pistol with four live ammunition; three small-sized sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as shabu; Php 300 marked money of Php 100 bills; and, a mobile phone.

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Supt. Nonito Asdai, Police Station 6 chief, disclosed that Rivera was listed as a high-value target in the drug watch list of his office. (PNA)

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