ORMOC CITY-A man working in a public school in MacArthur town in Leyte was arrested in a buy-bust operation on Sunday(May 14) at about 3 am.

Arrested by the elements of the local police and Leyte provincial office as well as by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency was Ian Arron Orabe,41, tagged as a high-value target.

Report from the MacArthur police said that the suspect, who is a teacher by profession, was arrested in a sting operation at Poblacion District 1 in the said town with one cover agent purchasing from him a one-piece of suspected shabu.

The operation also led to the confiscation of 12 pieces of sachets of suspected shabu weighing two grams with a street value of P14,000.

“We have been working (on his arrest) since February. We have no conclusive evidence if he had any dealings with the students as mostly, his clients involved were loafers in the town,” Capt. Lino Lopez, officer-in-charge of the town police office said in a phone interview.

It was learned that Orabe works as school administrator of the MacArthur National High School and at the same time, also works in a day-care facility, also in the same time.
The suspect is now detained at the PDEA-8 detention facility in Palo, Leyte and charged for possession and selling of the illegal drugs.