NEGROS OCCIDENTAL - A police officer who had been absent without leave (AWOL) was arrested in a buy-bust operation Wednesday afternoon in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.
According to Binalbagan police chief Chief Insp. Lester Leada, another cop posing as a buyer was able to purchase a mall sachet of shabu worth P200 from Police Officer 3 Matt Alvaran.
Police recovered from a caliber .38 revolver loaded with five ammunition from Alvaran. Two more sachets of shabu were also found in his underwear.
Alvaran will face charges for violating section 5, 11, and 12 of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and Republic Act 10591
Alvaran was assigned to the Bacolod City Public Safety Company but has a pending dismissal order on his administrative case for serious neglect of duty.
He was also arrested last May for violation of RA 9165 and Republic Act 7610 for provoking a minor to use illegal drugs, but was able to post bail.