ORMOC CITY– A cop who is on absent without leave (AWOL) and three of his cohorts were arrested by operatives of the Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) of Police Station 3 of the Tacloban City Police Office in a buy-bust operation at about 4:32 pm on Saturday (Feb. 18) in Barangay 106, Sto. Niño, of said city.
The suspects were identified as Felix Pillie Jr,36, and a resident of Barangay Casuntingan, MacArthur, Leyte.
He is listed as a high-value individual target and Top 2 drug personality in the city.
Also nabbed by the operatives were Nelson Polon, 29; Jhea Angela Jamosmos,29; Maria Lourdes Riños, 40.
Recovered from the possession of Pillie were six sachets containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu.
Also recovered from his possession was a unit of hand grenade color green, a .45 caliber firearm and one inserted magazine with six live ammunitions for Caliber .45.
The police also recovered sachets of shabu from Jamosmos and Riños.
The police estimated all the recovered suspected shabu to weigh around 60 grams with a market value P 408,000.00).
Charges of violation of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against illegal drugs were filed against the four suspects who are temporarily detained at the Police Station 3 of the Tacloban City Police Station. (ROBERT DEJON)