Village councilor, pal fall in Butuan drug sting - TrueID

Village councilor, pal fall in Butuan drug sting

Philippine News AgencySeptember 19, 2022

BUTUAN CITY – A village councilor and a companion were arrested during a drug buy-bust operation here over the weekend, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Caraga Region (PDEA-13) said Monday.

PDEA-13 identified the arrested suspects as Jeson Valenzuela, 42, a councilor of Barangay Buhangin, and Leemark Joseph Reyes, 32, also of the same place.

The duo yielded seven sachets with a street value of PHP540,000 when collared during Sunday's law enforcement operation in the village.

“The suspects were subjected to drug test after the buy-bust which turned positive for illegal drug use,” PDEA-13 said in a statement.

Charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2022 are being prepared against the suspects. (PNA)

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