Cop falls in drug entrapment

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Thursday, July 31, 2014


THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and police operatives arrested on Monday a policeman in a drug buy-bust operation in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Wednesday.

The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office identified the arrested policeman as Police Officer 2 (PO2) Murphy Mangubat.

The police said that Mangubat was nabbed around 2 p.m. in Barangay Kagawasan, Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur.

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Mangubat was arrested after he sold for P500 a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover PDEA agent.

The arresting team confiscated from the suspect's possession seven heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected Shabu, a caliber .45 pistol with ammunition, a motorcycle without registered plate number, P500 "marked money," and other prohibited drug paraphernalia, the police said.

A case for violation of Sections 5, 11 and 12 of Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and for violation of Presidential Decree 1866 as amended by Republic Act 10591 are being prepared to be filed against the suspect, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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