Tarlac barangay captain busted for illegal drugs

Published January 12, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Restituto Cayubit

By Mar T. Supnad

Camp Olivas, Pampanga – A barangay captain tagged in the illegal drugs trade was arrested by the police while serving a search warrant in Barangay San Sebastian, Tarlac City.

Operatives from the Tarlac Provincial Intelligence Branch, raided the house of Barangay Chairman Sherwin Samson, tagged as high-value target of Tarlac City.

Recovered from Samson’s possession were five sachets of shabu and a hand grenade.

The search was done in an orderly manner in the presence of the arrested barangay official and his relatives, barangay councilors, members of the media and a Department of Justice representative.

Samson and the recovered pieces of evidence are now under the custody of the Tarlac Provincial Intelligence Branch.

Central Luzon regional police director Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus said that PNP-PRO3 will sustain operations against illegal drugs in Central Luzon.