4 brothers nabbed in Ilocos Norte drug raid

Kim Lorenzo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 12 2016 06:58 PM

ILOCOS NORTE--Police arrested four drug suspects in a raid in Barangay Paratong, Paoay, Ilocos Norte on Monday.

Judalena brothers Antonio, Edwin, Lolito and Jerry were arrested after a search operation team found illegal drugs, firearms, and ammunition in their houses.

Police said the four are included in the town's drug watch list.

"Matagal na natin silang sinusubaybayan at lumalabas na gumagamit at nagbebenta sila ng shabu," said Paoay Police Chief C/Insp. Joseph Baltazar.

Eight sachets of suspected shabu, a homemade caliber .38 and 4 pieces of ammunition were seized from Edwin.

Two sachets of alleged shabu were confiscated from Lolito. A sachet of shabu, handcuffs, and three ice picks were recovered from Antonio, while three pieces of shotgun ammunition were nabbed from Jerry.

The brothers denied the accusations against them and said they were farmers living simple lives.

"Wala kaming alam sa mga ebidensiyang nakuha sa bahay-bahay namin, isa lang kaming magsasaka," Edwin claimed.

"Open ako sa drug test para magkaalaman," Antonio said.