Cops find shabu in barangay chief’s house in Ormoc
ORMOC CITY — A barangay chief was arrested on Tuesday morning after packs of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) were allegedly recovered during a raid on her house on Mabini Street, Ormoc City, Leyte.
But Josela Dumaguit, District 4 chair, claimed that the big plastic sachet and a medium-sized sachet which contained shabu were planted by members of of the City Drug Enforcement Unit of the Ormoc City Police Office.
A complaint for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act was being readied against the suspect, who was detained at Ormoc Police Station 1.
A team from the CDEU led by Senior Insp. Joseph Joevil Young barged into the house of Dumaguit, who had been tagged by the OCPO as a high-value target being number two in the drug list.
The raid was conducted with a search warrant issued by Judge Girlie Borrel-Yu of the Regional Trial Court Branch 35.
During the search, the police found the shabu inside the room of Dumaguit’s daughter, Marjorie.
The police also found inside a drawer a revolver with three live rounds and a fragmentation grenade.
Dumaguit denied owning the shabu. /atm
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