ORMOC CITY- A barangay official of this city was arrested by the members of the anti-narcotics group of the Ormoc City Police on Tuesday (March 28).
Nabbed was Josela Dumaguit, 57, and identified as the barangay chairwoman of District 4.
Aside from the 10 sachets of methamphetamine or shabu, police operatives also seized from the suspect a hand grenade and a 357 revolver with ammunition insider her house.
Dumaguit, said to be a level 2 high-value target, denied owning the seized items.
The raiding team, led by Chief Insp. Joseph Jeovel Young, was armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Girlie Borrel-Yu, presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court-Branch 35.
The village chair previously surrendered to the authorities during the height of Oplan Tokhang on July, 2017 but allegedly continued her illegal activity.
Her husband, Mario, was killed a few months ago during a police operation in an upland village where he established farming.
An inquest proceeding was prepared against her for violations of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and illegal possession of explosives while waiting for confirmatory results from the regional crime laboratory of the seized items.