Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Ex-Army, companion nabbed for ‘alarm and scandal, grave threats, drugs’

Photo by Noel Sianosa Jr.

A FORMER Army personnel and his female companion were arrested for alleged alarm and scandal, grave threats, and drug activities at a pension house in Barangay 71 Naga-Naga, Tacloban City Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Police identified the suspects as Steve Ragrag, 40, former member of the Philippine Army who was on absent without leave (Awol), and a 45-year-old female worker in the city.

Authorities said the suspects were causing a commotion outside the said pension house. They also challenged the pension house’s employee to a fight.

Responding personnel from Tacloban City Police Office-Station 2 confiscated a bladed weapon from Ragrag.

During the body search, authorities recovered from Ragrag an alleged transparent plastic case containing tin foils, improvised totter, and a lighter.

They also found alleged transparent plastic cellophane containing aluminum foils, opened plastic sachets containing traces of substance believed to be shabu, and lighters from the female companion.

The suspects were brought to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office for the drug test and to the Police Station 2 for booking process. (SunStar Philippines)


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