Friday, July 19, 2019

Barangay councilor, hubby charged for drugs

A BARANGAY councilor and her husband, who is a member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu), were charged before Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Compostela Valley on Monday, March 26.

Facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, are Rahima Guiday, 48, a barangay councilor in Concepcion, Laak town, and her husband, Cafgu member Akmad Guiday, 57.

They have also been charged with violation of Republic Act 10591 or The Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition.

They were arrested in a drug raid at their residence in Purok 4, Concepcion, at around 6 a.m. on March 24, Saturday.

Recovered from the house of the suspects were 13 grams of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, otherwise known as shabu, worth P150,000 and 250 grams of suspected dried marijuana leaves with a street value of P10,000.

Authorities also recovered five empty sachets with shabu residue, one grenade, one caliber .20 homemade pistol, one caliber .45 pistol and magazine, and various types of ammunitions.

The raid was conducted by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 11, Compostela Valley Provincial Police Office, Laak town police, New Bataan town police, Asuncion town police, Police Provincial Safety Command, and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 11.

Retired Supt. Antonio Rivera, PDEA director, said the barangay councilor is No. 6 in their priority target list in Compostela Valley. Her husband was also nabbed for helping her in the illegal trade.

The couple is currently detained at the PDEA-11 jail facility, while the illegal drugs that were confiscated from them were submitted to the Laboratory Service of the PDEA-11 office for qualitative and quantitative examination.

Republic Act 10591 provides that if the councilor is found guilty, she will be perpetually disqualified from holding public office.
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