El Nido 'narco-politician' surrenders

Diana Lat, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 08 2016 08:09 PM


PALAWAN - Police presented to the media former El Nido Vice-Mayor Edgardo Trinidad at the Palawan Provincial Police Office on Monday.

Trinidad was one of the drug personalities that President Rodrigo Duterte named last Sunday.

According to the Philippine National Police (PNP), Trinidad surrendered at the Palawan Provincial Police Office at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday after the the El Nido police chief went to Trinidad’s home and convinced him to surrender.

Palawan police director Senior Supt. Roade Tombaga, clarified that Trinidad was not on their drug watch list.

He, however, said the President's larger intelligence network may have more information on Trinidad’s alleged involvement in illegal drugs.

Trinidad also surrendered his registered gun. He also underwent medical and drug tests.

Trinidad did not talk to journalists, and the provincial polcie director said Trinidad surrendered for his and his family's safety.

To date, a total of 3,471 self-confessed drug pushers and users have surrendered in Palawan.

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