2 village execs, 7 others in Bicol held for illegal drugs, guns
LEGAZPI CITY — Two village officials and seven others were arrested for illegal drugs and guns in separate buy-bust and search operations on Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Bicol region.
In a report, Lieutenant Colonel Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said Jose Conje, 46, a councilor at Barangay Putingbato in Esperanza town, Masbate province, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. in the area.
During the search, police confiscated a .45 pistol, a steel magazine for the same gun, a .22 revolver with four rounds of live bullets and an improvised airgun.
Calubaquib said Charlie Manlangit, 45, a village councilor in Barangay Tominawog in San Andres town in Catanduanes province, was also arrested at 5:05 a.m.
Authorities recovered six grams of shabu worth P40,800 from his residence.
The seven other suspected drug traders were arrested in Camarines Sur, Albay, and Sorsogon. Most of them also yielded some firearms during the arrests. INQ
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