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Top Southern Leyte village exec faces charges after buy-bust arrest

/ 05:21 PM March 03, 2021

TACLOBAN CITY—The head of the Association of Barangay Council (ABC) in Southern Leyte province is facing criminal charges after his arrest at a buy-bust operation last Monday (March 1).

Romeo Saturninas, 57, incumbent president of the ABC of Hinunangan town, Southern Leyte did not resist arrest.

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Seized from him were meth worth P82,000.

Rogelette Urgel, information officer of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), said the arrest of Saturninas was a “victory” in the campaign against illegal drugs.

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Urgel said the village official is now detained at the municipal police station. He was charged with possession and selling drugs.

Edited by TSB
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