Barangay Captain’s son nabbed in drug ops Print
Sunday, 22 July 2018 18:05

By RICHARD FALCATAN

The son of a Basilan-based barangay captain was arrested during a drug buy-bust operation last Friday.

Police identified the suspect as Alih Husin Mahather aka Fars, 25 years old.

Mahather was arrested by police during a buy-bust operation at Barangay Sunrise , Isabela City after the suspect handed  over a sachet of suspected shabu to a police poseur-buyer.

Authorities said that Mahather came from a drinking session prior to  meeting with the undercover cop.

Police confiscated four grams of suspected shabu with an estimated market value of P20,000 and marked money.

Mahather is reportedly the son of a barangay chairman and had already been reported three times for having been involved in the illegal drug trade.  The suspect reportedly has ties with high ranking officials.

Police and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-9) monitored him and launched operations which led to his arrest.

The subject is currently under the custody of the Isabela City Police Station and is facing charges for violation of RA 9165, the 2002 Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. (Richard Falcatan)