Basilan Brgy chief arrested, yields shabu PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:57

A barangay official who was arrested following a brief chase with policemen late Monday yielded prohibited drug paraphernalia, the police reported.

Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro, Zamboanga City police director, identified the arrested official as Momar Sampang, 41, barangay chairman of Amaloy, Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan.

Casimiro said Sampang was arrested following a brief chase with Regional Public Safety Battalion-9 (RPSB-9) personnel around 11:15 p.m. near a hospital along Veterans Avenue, this city.

Casimiro said the chase ensued when Sampang sped after the patrolling RPSB-9 policemen ordered him to stop in the vicinity of the Sta. Cruz Commercial Complex along Veterans Avenue.

He said the arresting policemen confiscated prohibited drug paraphernalia when they asked Sampang to open the vehicle’s compartment for inspection.

He said Sampang was detained at the Police Station 11 headquarters while appropriate charges are set to be filed against the barangay official.