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Former Lanao del Sur town councilor nabbed in drug bust

A FORMER town councilor in Lanao del Sur was nabbed by operatives for selling illegal drugs during a drug bust operation on Thursday, July 20.

Combined law enforcers composed of the agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Davao, 305th Air Intelligence and Security Squadron and Intelligence and Detection Management Section of Davao City Police Office (DCPO) conducted drug raid around 10:10 a.m., Thursday, at Room 320, Sampaguita Inn, Quirino Avenue, Corner Camus Street, Davao City.

The suspect was identified as Norwaffy Bugabong Balindong alias Waffy, married. He is the former Municipal Councilor of Malabang, Lanao del Sur and a resident of Waffy Building, China Town, Malabang, Lanao del Sur.

He was captured after selling one sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as "shabu," worth P1,000 to undercover operatives who acted as poseur buyer.

Agents also seized from his possession another one sachet of suspected shabu and one match box of suspected dried marijuana leaves.

PDEA-Davao received information from a concerned citizen through their PDEA Text Hotlines and validated it, which led to the successful operation.

Bugabong is now detained at PDEA-Davao detention facility while the seized suspected illegal drugs were submitted at Laboratory Service of this office for qualitative and quantitative examination.

Authorities are now preparing the cases for violation of Section 5, Section 11 and Section 12, Article II of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 for his involvement in illegal drug trade.
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