Youth council chair arrested in drug bust
PAGADIAN CITY—Police and anti-narcotics agents arrested on Friday (Aug. 30) a youth council chair during a buy-bust operation in Molave town, Zamboanga del Sur.
Maj. Willie Joy Pogado, Molave town police chief, said Melky Jan Alvarez, youth council (Sangguniang Kabataan or SK) chair of Barangay Lower Usagan in Tambulig town was arrested after selling shabu, or crystal meth, to an undercover agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Found in Alvarez’s possession was P8,000 worth of meth.
The Duterte administration had sought the involvement of the SK in the campaign against drugs./tsb
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