Mindanao Times

DPWH employee nabbed for drugs


A GOVERNMENT employee who sidelined in selling illegal drugs was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Matina Aplaya, Talomo District last Friday evening.

Lt. Col. Ronald Lao, the Talomo Police Station commander, identified the suspect as Jovanni Tabudlong Pardillo, 27, of Dumalag 1, Matina Aplaya.

Lao said they considered Pardillo as high-value target because he works as an administra­tive staff of the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

The suspect was at the police watch list, and was under surveillan­ce.

The police, in coordinati­on with Philippine Drug Enforcemen­t Agency, conducted the buy-bust on Friday night.

Around 8:45 p.m. in Dumalag 1, the suspect handed a sachet of shabu to an undercover officer who posed as a buyer.

Operative confiscate­d shabu worth P1,000.

Drug case is prepared against the suspect.

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