Cagayan de Oro City Hall worker nabbed for drugs

City Hall worker nabbed for drugs

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City Hall worker nabbed for drugs

Monday, October 02, 2017

A CITY Hall employee was arrested following a drug bust in Sitio Punta, Barangay Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City, last September 29.

Police identified the drug suspect as 29-year-ol Wisconsin Brazil, a resident of Barra, Macabalan who is said to be working at the City Agriculture’s Office for four months now.

Operatives of Police Station 2 in Cogon seized two sachets of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) weighing about .08 grams and worth P5,000 from his possession.

Chief Inspector Harvey Abellanosa, police station 2 chief, said the suspect is a newly identified target in the illegal drug trade.

“Taod-taod na siya nga ga-engage pero karon pa na-discover,” Abellanosa said.

Abellanosa said they have monitored the drug activities of the suspect for a while until the operation was launched by the operatives.

The suspect is considered a "high-value target-level one," considering his affiliation with the local government unit.

“Government employee siya four months na daw siya na-assign sa City Agriculture’s Office (He was assigned at the City Agriculture's Office for four months),” Abellanosa said.

The suspect will be charged Monday, October 2, with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (RA 9165) particularly selling illegal drugs.

The suspect may also likely face termination from the City Hall because of his alleged drug involvement.

Councilor Romeo Calizo, chairman of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council, earlier said that some 6,119 City Hall employees will be tested for drug use anytime soon, as the City Government allocated around P1.2 million for the mandatory and an unannounced drug testing.

Calizo said refusal to undergo the drug testing is a ground for termination. (Alwen Saliring)

Published in the SunStar Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 02, 2017.

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