A former traffic enforcer of the Tagbilaran City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) was arrested by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents for drug possession during a raid at his home on Friday afternoon.
The suspect, identified as Robert Ibañez, 38, was allegedly caught in possession of shabu worth P34,000 when operatives of the NBI and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) served a search warrant at his residence in Barangay Bool.
The composite team raided Ibañez’ house bearing a search warrant issued by Judge Leo Moises Lison , executive presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 3 in Tagbilaran City.
According to NBI agent Levi Royeras, they received complaints from concerned citizens against Ibañez for his alleged illegal drug activities.
Ibañez is included in the PDEA and barangay watch lists of drug personalities.
As a surrenderor through Oplan Tokhang, Ibañez was supposed to attend a community-based drug rehabilitation program.
Ibañez however had been missing the sessions, according to village officials.
He is now under NBI custody and is set to be charged with possession of illegal drugs.
Ibañez who is now jobless was a traffic enforcer for the CTMO.
He was dismissed from the service after he tested positive for illegal drug use in 2018. (WM)