CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur March 22 – A 51-year old farmer was arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in his possession alleged shabu and an unlicensed firearm during the implementation of a search warrant in his residence at Bagar, here, Monday.
Police authorities identified the arrested individual as Romeo Borje Gabatin, 51, married, farmer & a resident of barangay Bagar, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.
Confiscated from his possession by the operating troops were 21 pieces empty plastic sachet containing suspected shabu residue, 7 pieces crumpled aluminum foil containing suspected shabu residue, 2 pieces empty open transparent sachet, 1 piece rolled aluminum foil containing suspected shabu residue, 1 pieces aluminum foil, 2 pieces lighters, 1 piece surgical sciss0r, 1 piece plastic bottle container, 4 pieces improvised plastic straw, & 1 unit cal.38 revolver (paltik).
The arrested individual and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Candon City Police Office for documentation prior to the filing of the appropriate charges against him before the city prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See