Incumbent barangay councilor nabbed in drug bust

Joey Yecyec, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 29 2016 11:40 AM

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon – An incumbent barangay councilor of Misamis Oriental was arrested in a buy bust operation in Barangay Dicklum.

Supt. Duphar Chris Cuaresma said Jem Maestre, 38, incumbent councilor of Barangay Panabol in Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental, is under their illegal drugs watch list.

Seized from Maestre during the buy bust were four sachets of shabu, drug paraphernalia, mobile phone and the marked money.

For his part, Maestre denied the allegation that he was selling illegal drugs. He stressed that he was just framed up.

He will face charges for violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.