Soldier, woman nabbed in Samar drug bust

/ 02:36 PM August 17, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY –– A soldier and a woman are facing charges after they were arrested in a drug bust in Catbalogan City, Samar on Saturday, August 15.

Corporal Raffy Garcia, 33, a member of the 8th Infantry Division, and Renalyn Atiga, 23, were accused of selling shabu (methamphetamine) to a poseur-buyer.


They will be charged for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, particularly for selling prohibited drugs.

The offense is non-bailable.


Authorities consider Garcia of Sta. Margarita town in Samar a high-value target and a former surrenderer during the Oplan Tokhang program of the Philippine National Police.

Police detained the suspects at the Catbalogan City police stockade.

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