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Pasay City village chief arrested for selling illegal drugs


MANILA, Philippines—Anti-narcotics agents arrested a Pasay City barangay captain (village chief) on Wednesday in Makati City for selling methamphetamine hydrochloride or what is called in the streets as “shabu” to a police who posed as a buyer, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Thursday.

“Shabu” is also known as the poor man’s cocaine.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez Jr. identified the arrested suspect as Reynaldo Rosaban, a.k.a Kap, 44, the captain of Barangay (village) 117, Zone 14 in Pasay City.

He said an operative of PDEA National Capital Region (PDEA-NCR) under Director Pedrito Magsino acted as poseur-buyer and entered into a transaction with Rosaban, who agreed to meet along Arnaiz Avenue corner Evangelista Street in Makati City.

In a signal, PDEA agents immediately rushed to the scene and arrested Rosaban.

Fifty grams of shabu was confiscated from Rosaban.

Rosaban faces charges for violation of Section 5 (sale), Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

PDEA said he is temporarily detained at the PDEA custodial facility awaiting court order for proper disposition.

“We have been observing a trend that barangay officials continue to engage in illegal-drug activities in their communities. They tolerate such illegal activities right under their noses, even acting as protectors or coddlers of drug groups,” Gutierrez said.

“Either that or they neglect their sworn duties and responsibilities to care for the welfare of their constituents,” Gutierrez said.

He added that in the last two years, five barangay captains were arrested for illegal-drug activities nationwide.

Originally posted at 07:17 pm | Thursday, April 19,  2012

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Tags: Makati village , methamphetamine hydrochloride , PDEA , Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency , shabu , suspect Reynaldo Rosaban , village chieftain

  • Inan Pancito

    Kelan pa pa naging Makati ang Pasay City?

    Makati village chief arrested for selling illegal drugs

    PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez Jr. identified
    the arrested suspect as Reynaldo Rosaban, a.k.a Kap, 44, the captain of
    Barangay (village) 117, Zone 14 in Pasay City.

  • Josef Paul

    Ganyan po kami sa Makati…. Ganyan din po sa buong Pilipinas. Yan po ang turo ng ating VP ganun na din ang Mayor at Congressman ng Makati. Bow.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NKQVDWJTDD7GE3KKLMNFLKL2JQ Meeney Miney

       pakibasa ang article mabuti. tapos basahin mo pa uli. read at least 5 times at baka sakali lang maintindihan mo kung tagasaan talaga yun barangay kapitan.

  • boytalakitok

    it’s more fun in makati……..hehehehe

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerard-Ortiz-Espero-III/1079116721 Gerard Ortiz Espero III

    What a very stupid article. The title of the article is “Makati Village Chief Arrested for Selling Illegal Drugs”, and yet the suspect is a captain of a barangay in Pasay! There is no barangay 117, Zone 14 in Makati.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZS2DG54GHTF7WV34AKNR6JSRE ferds

    Brgy captain ba ng makati o Pasay hehehehehe,  dito sa amin sa laspinas, sa isang subd., ang puro namumuno ay yung nga taga squaters kaya ang barangay captain at kagawad nga sira ulo din, marami nyan sito sa pilipinas.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NKQVDWJTDD7GE3KKLMNFLKL2JQ Meeney Miney

     Editorial staff ang b.b. nyo naman. Malinaw naman ang article ng writer na to. Bakit ganyan ang nilagay nyo na title? Di naman taga Makati  yun barangay captain. Taga Pasay. Ayusin ang trabaho. Aba mahirap maghanap ng trabaho ngayon! 

  • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee


  • sacrebleau

    Barangay authorities not only coddle drug pushers, they also coddle guns for hire who in turn do favors for them. It is a criminal enterprise. Rather than becoming a good source of intelligence gathering because they are the closest to the community, barangay authorities most of the time cover up for criminals. That makes crime flourish.

  • alfred sanchez

    punta lang kayo sa mga muslim community dami nag titinda ng shabu, unahin nyo na ang maharlika village, culit, globo de oro at baclaran

  • Antonio J. Souza

    What they need to mention is the low salaries they receive, and thus become easy prey for traffickers

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