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PDEA, POLICE ARREST BARANGAY OFFICIAL IN BUY-BUST

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A barangay kagawad was arrested by combined police and anti-drug agents in a buy-bust operation on May 11, 2011 in Digos City, Davao del Sur.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez Jr. identified the suspect as Roy Calingacion y Miro, alias Pakoy, 35 years old, married, a resident of Lapu-Lapu Extension, and an elected barangay Councilor of Barangay Dulangan of the same place. He is included in the PDEA Target List of drug personalities.

            Gutierrez said, joint elements of PDEA RO11 led by Director Emerson Rosales, Digos City Police Station, and Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (PAIDSOTF) of Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office conducted the buy-bust operation at about 10:30 p.m. along the vicinity of Lapu-Lapu Extension, Zone 3, Digos City, Davao del Sur.

            Calingacion was arrested after handling one (1) piece medium size plastic sachet of suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.5 gram to an undercover agent.

Other pieces of evidence confiscated from him were seven (7) pieces of large sachets containing suspected shabu weighing more or less 35 grams; assorted drug paraphernalia; one (1) unit mobile phone used in illegal drug transactions; and the eight (8) pieces P500.00 marked bills used as buy-bust money. He also yielded one (1) unit caliber .45 pistol.

            Cases for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Section 12 (Possession of Instrument, Equipment, Apparatus and Other Paraphernalia for Illegal Drugs), and Section 28 (Criminal Liability of Government Officials and Employees), Article II of RA 9165, otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, have been filed against the suspect. In addition, the suspect was also charged for violation of RA 8294 (Illegal Possession of Firearms). -30- Director Derrick Arnold C Carreon, Chief, Public Information Office

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