Dobleng kamalasan: Tarlac cops nab defeated barangay bet in drug operation
After losing his reelection bid in the last May 14 elections, a barangay chairman in Tarlac City was arrested in an anti-drug operation over the weekend.
Tarlac police provincial director Senior Superintendent Ritchie Posadas said police arrested Edison Diaz, 41, outgoing barangay chairman of Barangay Lourdes.
Diaz is on the police’s list of high-value drug targets, Posadas said.
Seized from him were a medium-size chocolate box containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu); a plastic container with shabu; and two small sachets of shabu.
Posadas said the raiding team served a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 64 in Tarlac City.
The police coordinated with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 3 in conducting the raid on Diaz’s house at Purok 1 in Barangay Lourdes.
Diaz is now detained at the Tarlac Provincial Police Office’s Investigation unit.
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