Ex-soldier nabbed in drug buy-bust operation in Camarines Sur
LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines – A former member of the Philippine Army and now a barangay tanod (village watchman) was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Del Gallego town in Camarines Sur on Tuesday morning.
The suspect, Homer Suarilla, 42, was arrested in Barangay Poblacion at around 11:20 a.m., according to a report by Cotton Yuson, information officer of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Bicol.
Suarilla was included in the illegal drugs watch list of the PDEA.
Authorities confiscated from the suspect 50 grams of crystal meth, more commonly known locally as shabu, worth P340,000.
Yuson said that the suspect reportedly got his supply from a source in Quezon province.
He was declared “absent without official leave” from the military in 2007.
He will be facing a charge for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.