Man flees Bulacan checkpoint, leaves drugs, gun with soldiers
SAN RAFAEL, Bulacan — Soldiers seized on Sunday a gun and several sachets of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) which were abandoned by a man they stopped at a checkpoint in Donya Remedios Trinidad (DRT) town.
Roger Enriquez, who was stopped for driving without a helmet, eluded arrest by running towards a hill in Barangay (village) Pulong Sampalok, leaving behind the drugs, a caliber .22 revolver and a motorcycle.
The checkpoint was being manned by members of the 48th Infantry Battalion and the DRT police.
Lt. Col. Eugenio Julio Osias, commanding officer of the 48th IB, said the Philippine Army has been helping the police crack down on illegal drugs. SFM/rga
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