PDEA nabs jail warden’s sons for illegal drugs
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY –– Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 10 director Wilkins Villanueva challenged Misamis Oriental Provincial Jail warden Dominador Tagarda to resign following the arrest of his two sons Wednesday (Sept. 18) for alleged involvement illegal drugs.
Arrested by PDEA operatives during separate search operations inside their respective homes at Gumamela Extension in Barangay Carmen here were Bon Clinton Tagarda, 27, and his brother, Gregor, 35.
The raids were conducted based on search warrants issued by a local court.
According to Villanueva, 10 grams of alleged “shabu” or crystal meth was recovered from Bon Clinton while 15 grams from Gregor.
He said the Tagarda brothers have been under surveillance by PDEA agents for some time until they were eventually busted.
In light of the arrests, Villanueva said the elder Tagarda lost the moral ascendancy to run the provincial jail hence, should quit his job.
Villanueva has accused Tagarda of protecting his sons despite knowledge of their illegal activities, a charge that Tagarda denies.
“I have not been negligent in my duty as a father. My wife and I do not tolerate their wrongdoing. We have always been reminding our sons not to do illegal acts,” Tagarda said./lzb
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