BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — Barangay captain and former professional basketball player Maui Huelar Jr. was discharged from hospital and taken back in custody by police on Thursday.
Huelar, who played in the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball League, and two others were arrested in a buy-bust operation late November.
He was confined at the South Bacolod General Hospital on December 1 after an attack of asthma and amoebiasis.
According to Senior Inspector Wilfredo Benoman, the Police Station 8 commander, Huelar will be in the authorities' custody until the Prosecutor's Office releases its decision on a preliminary investigation.
Meanwhile, Christian Joseph Mijares, who was arrested with Huelar during the buy-bust operation, is still in hospital because of diarrhea.
Joshua Arroyo was also arrested but was released.