BONTOC, Mountain Province – A 37-year old barangay kagawad was arrested by jail officers after he allegedly tried to sneak into the district jail suspected illegal drugs at Poblacion here Friday morning.
Senior Superintendent Cornelio Comila, officer-in-charge of the Mountain Province Police Office, identified the suspected drug courier as Giovanni Gut-omen Aguana, 37, single, Barangay Kagawad, and a resident of Poblacion, Bontoc, Mountain Province.
Initial police investigation showed personnel of the district jail coordinated with the Bontoc Municipal Police Station relative to the attempt of the suspect to bring in a red bag inside the facility.
During the usual search procedures, it was found out that the bag contained three heat sealed sachets containing shabu weighing more or less 3 grams.
The arrested suspect was turned over to the Bontoc Municipal Police Station awaiting the filing of violation of the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Law against him before the Mountain Province Police Office.
By Dexter A. See