AN ELECTED government official was arrested in an anti-illegal drug operation in Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported Sunday, August 20.
The Zamboanga Sibugay Police Office identified the arrested official as village Councilor Alixander Mengullo, 47, of Malongon, Malangas municipality.
The police said Mengullo was arrested in an anti-illegal drug operation through the service of search warrant around 5:40 p.m., Saturday, August 19, at Purok Marandag in the village of Malongon, Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay.
The police have confiscated from the village official’s possession six small sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” and illegal drugs paraphernalia.
The suspect was detained pending the filing of appropriate charges against him, the police said. (SunStar Philippines)