DIGOS CITY – A job order employee of the city hall here fell into the hands of the authorities during a joint buy-bust operation on Saturday afternoon.
Lt. Col. Vici Anthony Tababa, Digos City acting police chief, identified the suspect as Jimver Tecson Iglesias, 42, a resident of Estrada 6th Street, Barangay Zone-2, here.
Tababa said a team of law enforcers from the province and local police launched the drug sting against Iglesias who was arrested in Purok Marang, Vinzon Street in Barangay Zone 3 in this city.
The operatives seized four sachets of suspected shabu from the suspect, one during the buy-bust, and the other three from his possession.
A report said the marked PHP1,000 bill used by the poseur-buyer was also recovered by the police from the possession of Iglesias, along with a Nokia cellular phone, professional driver’s license and blue Honda XRM motorcycle.
Tababa said the suspected shabu weighed more or less 0.4 grams with an estimated street value of PHP4,000.
Iglesias will be charged for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
He is now under the custody of Digos police station awaiting inquest proceeding.
“We commend the effort of our personnel for such a commendable accomplishment. Rest assured that we will continue to enforce the law in our area of responsibility to attain peace and order of our city,” Tababa said. (PNA)