TWO Cagayan de Oro City Hall employees were nabbed in separate drug bust operations on Saturday, April 6.
Around 5 p.m. last Saturday, elements from Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) and Police Station 1 arrested Nelson Remotigue, 37, at Burgos-Del Pilar Streets, Barangay 17.
A resident of Biasong, Barangay Macasandig, Remotigue is an active member of the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA). Remotigue was caught in the act of using methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu.
Recovered from his possession were a piece of unsealed sachet of suspected shabu and illegal drug paraphernalia.
On the same day, police also arrested Jeofrey Sierra, 40, a resident of JR Borja Street, Barangay 7, this city. Sierra is a current Metro Aide 1 of the City Public Services Office (CPSO).
Undercover agents bought four sachets of shabu from Sierra.
Both suspects are detained at Maharlika headquarters, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office.
Meanwhile, City Councilor Romeo Calizo, chairman of the Committee on Police, Fire, and Public Safety, commended the police for the arrest of the two city hall employees, saying this was a result of the city's intensified anti-illegal drugs campaign.
The city has been subjecting its 6,119 employees to random drug tests since last year and the City Government has allocated around P1.2 million for the mandatory and an unannounced drug testing.