Saturday, August 27, 2011
Former Nueva Ecija town councilor and his aide nabbed in drug bust
CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, August 28, 2011-In the recent buy-bust operation in Rizal, Nueva Ecija, the police anti-narcotics operatives arrested a former three-term municipal councilor and his teenage companion Thursday afternoon.
Senior Superintendent Roberto Aliggayu, provincial police director, identified the two as Cresencio Factor of Barangay Estrella, Rizal and Darwin Esguerra, 17, of Grand Victoria Estate Subdivision in this city.
Factor was arrested by joint elements of the provincial intelligence bureau (PIB) and the Rizal police in Barangay Cabucbucan, Rizal at around 4:15 in the afternoon Thursday. He was locked up at the detention cell of the provincial special reaction team of the police here.
Factor yielded 10 plastic sachets of metamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as shabu worth P25,000 and P2,000 in marked bills.
From 2001 to 2010, Factor, 42 years old, served for three consecutive terms as municipal councilor of Rizal.
Police Superintendent Ricardo Villanueva, PIB chief, said Factor is listed as number one (1) in the drug watch list of the Rizal PNP.
Esguerra was caught by Villanueva’s men in Barangay Del Pilar here while transporting illegal drugs to Factor. Seized from him was a cigarette pack containing P15,000 worth of shabu.
The two were charged with violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Acts of 2002. (Jason de Asis)
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