A municipal councilor was arrested by elements of Philippine National Police (PNP) in an anti- illegal drug operation yesterday morning in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.
Arrested was identified as Ronilo L. Bojol, 50, councilor of the said municipality
According to Police Brigadier General Gilberto DC Cruz, the government official was arrested at around 2:40 a.m. in his house located at Purok 4, Barangay Matabao, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.
The report said PNP and PDEA went in the area to serve search warrant issued by the court against the suspect who was known as drug pusher in the area.
The team recovered 22.4 grams of “shabu” worth P264,320.
Arrested suspect was detained at Buenavista MPS detention cell while a case for violation of Dangerous Drugs Act is being prepared against him.
“The PNP leadership directed our Drug Enforcement Units in the region down to the municipal level to validate information about politicians directly involved in illegal drug activities and arrest them,” Cruz said.
“No one is exempted in this fight against drugs,” he added.