Ex-Maguindanao village exec nabbed for drug pushing

Posted at 07/17/12 3:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A former barangay councilor in Shariff Aguak town, Maguindanao was arrested on Tuesday morning.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regional director Edwin Layese said suspect Rachel Delna, 27, was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Poblacion II at around 6 a.m.

Delna, who was included in PDEA-ARMM’s watchlist, was caught with 25 grams of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) worth P100,000.

A hand grenade was also found in Delna’s possession.

Layese said Delna usually sells her illegal drugs in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.

Delna is facing charges for violating Republic Act 9165, or the "Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002". – report from Lerio Bompat, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao