Cop arrested in drug bust in Puerto Princesa

Cherry Ann Camacho, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 10 2018 03:01 PM

Operatives seized a sachet of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia from the apartment of a police officer arrested for drug charges along with two others in Puerto Princesa City on March 9, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Puerto Princesa Police Station

PUERTO PRINCESA - The Puerto Princesa City Police Office arrested one of its own during a buy-bust operation on Friday in Barangay Mandaragat here.

The suspect, a Police Officer 1, was nabbed inside his apartment along with two others.

The three were in a drug session when operatives barged into the apartment after receiving text messages from an asset.

Authorities seized a sachet of suspected shabu weighing 1 gram and assorted drug paraphernalia.

The PO1 was among police officers who took a drug test last March 4. He and another police officer tested positive in the test.

The three suspects are now facing charges for violation of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The PO1 is also facing an administrative case as he is an active member of the Philippine National Police.