Mayor’s son held in Cagayan drug buy-bust
TUGUEGARAO CITY –– The son of a town mayor in Cagayan province was arrested during a buy-bust operation here Sunday.
Police Lt. Col. Chevalier Iringan, Cagayan Valley regional police spokesperson, said Jonjie Sumer Pentecostes, 44, was caught with a sachet of suspected shabu (crystal meth) at the Vargas Cockpit Arena in Pengue Ruyu village here.
Pentecostes, a resident of Paradise village in Gonzaga town, is the son of Gonzaga Mayor Marilyn Pentecostes.
Iringan said the young Pentecostes was in the police’s drug watch list.
During the operation, the suspect tried to fire shots at a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agent but missed, investigators said.
Police seized from him a sachet containing 0.7-gram of suspected shabu worth P4,900 and the P1,000 marked money.
The suspect was jailed last year for illegal possession of firearms but was later released after he posted bail.
He and his brother Jondell, along with companion Antonio Bucaneg, were also arrested last year after they yielded firearms and packets of bullets in a series of police searches in Gonzaga town. Villamor Visaya Jr.
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