Jail man nabbed in buy-bust-A A +A
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
FLORIDABLANCA -- A senior jail officer detailed at the Dinalupihan, Bataan municipal jail was arrested by anti-narcotics agents following a drug bust in front of Basa Air Base (BAB) in Barangay San Nicolas here Tuesday night.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Luzon Director Adrian Alvariño identified the suspect as SJO2 Felix Adalem Tubil, 42, of Evergreen Street in said place.
Alvariño said the Tubil did not resist arrest.
According to Alvariño, the suspect has been placed under surveillance following reports of his alleged involvement in the illegal drugs trade.
He said Tubil is included in the list of PDEA’s “high-value targets” or (HVTs) that include government law enforcers and personnel engaged in drug trafficking.
“It is one of our priority missions as ordered by PDEA Director General Arturo Cacdac,” he said.
He said a poseur buyer arranged the drug deal with Tubil and agreed to meet near the premises of the BAB Tuesday night.
The suspect was immediately arrested after he handed over some 2.27 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu to a PDEA undercover agent, said Alvariño.
He said a quantitative amount of shabu was also found in the suspect’s possession when subjected to body check.
Also found from the suspect’s car – a brand new gray Toyota Innova (without license plates) – include two handguns, a caliber .45 and 9mm caliber pistols with live bullets, several bankbooks issued by prominent banks, and remittance slips.
The buy-bust was a joint operation between PDEA and local police in Bataan, particularly members of the Hermosa PNP and the Intelligence Unit of Bataan Provincial Police Office.
The suspect is currently detained at the PDEA detention cell as violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act are being readied for filing in court against him, said Alvariño.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 07, 2013.