Retired police arrested in Dulag, Leyte for illegal drugs

(Screencap from Eastern Visayas Media without Borders)

TACLOBAN CITY –– A retired police was arrested by authorities in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Tabu, Dulag town in Leyte on Wednesday evening, April 21.

The suspect was identified as Edgar Bautista, 59, a  high-value target (HVT).


He was formerly assigned at the Southern Police District and reassigned at Camp Crame until his retirement in 2014, according to an Inquirer report.

Recovered from him are at least 13 sachets of shabu which is worth about P34, 000. 

Bautista denied his involvement in illegal drug trade.


He is currently detained at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) custodial facility in Palo, Leyte, and will face charges against him for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. — Tacloban News Update (Source: Inquirer/EVMWB)

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