PDEA nabs ex-cop in Cotabato City

Posted at 01/14/2012 3:50 PM | Updated as of 01/14/2012 9:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A retired police officer selling drugs to an undercover anti-narcotics agent was arrested in Cotabato City, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Saturday.

Abubakar Paguital, 61, of Pansacala Street, Rosary Heights 10, Cotabato City was caught selling one small heat-sealed plastic sachet containing methamphetamine hydrochloride weighing about 0.04 gram last January 11.

PDEA said various drug paraphernalia and the marked money were seized from the suspect.

Authorities will file charges for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against the suspect.

Meanwhile, 3 people were arrested in two other buy-bust operations conducted in Pangasinan and Cavite.

Arthur Angeles, alias "Lou", 46 years old, a watch-listed drug personality, was apprehended in the operation in Pangasinan and yielded 9 grams of shabu.

Ferdinand Camutin, 42, and his cohort, Juan Tercero, 51, were arrested in Dasmariñas, Cavite.