TACLOBAN CITY- A village official in Quinapondan, Eastern Samar was arrested by anti- drugs operatives led by the personnel from the regional office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
Arrested was Ronilo Seberre,44, and councilor of Barangay Naga of said town, PDEA Regional Director Edgar Jubay said in a report to PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino.
Seberre was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. San Pedro, also of the said town, on November 11 at about 3:20 pm.
Seized from the suspect, considered as a high-value target, were three pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing about 0.14 gram with an estimated market value of P952.
Aside from PDEA personnel, joining the operation were members of the drug enforcement units of the Quinapondan police station and the Eastern Samar provincial office.
Seberre will be facing charges for violation of section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) and section 11 (possession of dangerous drugs) under Article II of RA 9165 and is now temporarily detained at Quinapondan Municipal Police Station’s lock-up facility. (PR)