Zambo vice mayor’s son, 2 others nabbed for drug possession
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police have arrested 3 people, including a son of Zamboanga City Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde for alleged possession of illegal drugs at a checkpoint here.
The 18-year old Oliver Iturralde and his companions are facing drug charges after policemen seized 8 sachets of crystal meth or shabu from their motorcycle recently.
The drugs were also presented by the police to Mayor Beng Climaco, who passed by the village of Divisoria.
Climaco, apparently unaware that one of those arrested is Iturralde’s son, congratulated the policemen and even posted the photos in her Facebook account and wrote this message: “PNP Station 5 with Bgy. Chair Natividad conducts checkpoint where Drugs were discovered. Drug campaign intensified in Zamboanga City with the support of the Barangays. Evidence presented! Police in Action! Vaya con Dios.”
Police said the trio underwent a drug test and are all facing criminal charges. The drugs were allegedly found hidden inside cell phones found in their bag.
Photo from the Facebook account of Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco shows suspected crystal meth seized from three people, one of them a son of Zamboanga City Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde.