Zamboanga del Sur ex-mayor nabbed for drugs in Oroquieta City
OROQUIETA CITY, Philippines – A former mayor of Midsalip town in Zamboanga del Sur was arrested for drugs in Oroquieta City Friday afternoon.
Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police officers arrested former mayor Liwaya Angcap and her common-law partner Leander Lumantas after a search was conducted inside their store and house in Barangay Talairon, Oroquieta City.
Angcap is the daughter of incumbent Midsalip Mayor Leonida Angcap, who is among the names included in the “narcolist” made public President Duterte on Thursday night in Davao City, PDEA-Zamboanga Regional Director Wilkins Villanueva said.
According to the PDEA, Liwaya was a member of the Kubal Drug Group under Ardot Parojinog operating in Misamis Occidental. Police placed her among the seven high value targets in the province.
Villanueva said Liwaya is a “downline” of Parojinog who used to visit her house in Midsalip town.
According to Villanueva, PDEA-Zamboanga had been monitoring her for a month. Villanueva said Liwaya does not sell to small pushers.
Seized from Liwaya’s house, PDEA said, were 15 sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of P125,000.00, an M4 rifle, four empty magazines, 5.56 caliber bullets and bullets for a caliber .45 pistol.
The two arrested suspects are now detained at the Oroquieta police station headquarters, PDEA said. /muf
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