4th Ilocos bocap nabbed for drugs

>> Thursday, November 3, 2016

By Bismarck Bengwayan

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – A barangay chairman here was nabbed in a sting operation late Monday.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 1 director Jeoffrey C. Tacio disclosed a PDEA team and local police arrested Boyet G. Geronimo, 35 at Barangay Bolaoit.
Boyet had reportedly been distributing illegal drugs to nearby barangays, Boyet while serving as barangay chairman of Barangay Potiocan.
“This is the 4th chairman that was arrested since our president was seated. Disappointingly, it confirms that several leaders we have elected are involved in the illegal drug trade” Tacio said, referring to anti-narcotics operations of law enforcers in the region.
It was on August 10 and 14 when Roger Sibayan, Barangay Chairman of Barangay Rissing, Luna, La Union and Al Aguibay of Barangay Virvira, Carasi, Ilocos Norte were arrested through a buy-bust operation respectively.
This, while Lamberto Villa, barangay chairman and leader of the Dawis Drug Group was killed when he allegedly attempted to shoot law enforcers who were serving a search warrant in his house early morning of Sept. 21 at Barangay Tayambani, San Carlos City, Pangasinan
 The suspect was formally charged for cases of violating of Sections 5 for selling a sachet of methamphetamine hydrochloride under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The motorcycle used in the illegal transaction was also confiscated and if found guilty Geronimo will be facing life imprisonment.


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