Ex-soldier arrested in drug buy-bust

By Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Feb 04 2014 03:10 PM | Updated as of Feb 04 2014 11:10 PM

COTABATO CITY -- A former member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) was arrested in a joint buy-bust operation in Mindanao.

The suspect was identified as Dave Joseph Bornea, who now works as a security guard.

Bornea was arrested following an operation conducted by Kabacan municipal police station and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) - Region 12 in Lapu-lapu Street, Barangay Oasis, Kabacan, North Cotabato Monday noon.

According to PDEA-12 Director Aileen Lovitos, operating teams seized from the suspect 12 plastic sachets containing shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride).

The confiscated illegal drugs were estimated to weigh around 60 grams with a market value of almost P500,000.

Also recovered from Bornea was a P500 bill marked money as well as P168,000 worth of boodle or fake money.

Charges for violation of Section 5, Article 2 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspect.