Governor Edgar Chatto on Friday clarified that the suspect who was arrested with a large drug stash earlier this week was not an employee of the provincial government.
The governor was referring to Daniel Galo, 44, who was allegedly caught in possession of P230,000 worth of shabu by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in a sting operation in Dauis on Wednesday.
Chatto, during his weekly “Kita ug ang Gobernador” program, said that Galo was employed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) as a contractual worker.
The governor aired the clarification after previous reports indicated that Galo told authorities he was working for the provincial government as a casual employee.
Galo, a resident of Totolan, Dauis, is now detained at Camp Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City.
He along with one Allan Somorostro, 45, was arrested by the PDEA in a drug buy-bust operation wherein he allegedly sold shabu worth P26,500 to an undercover agent.
The shabu stash allegedly recovered from Galo, so far, is the largest drug haul confiscated by the PDEA in a single anti-drug operation since it was tasked as the sole law enforcement agency that would carry out the government’s crackdown on narcotics trade. (Rey Tutas)