Government operatives led by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents in Northern Mindano (Region 10) yesterday arrested a retired police officer during a raid at his house in Lugait, Misamis Oriental.
In his Facebook post, PDEA-10 head Wilkins Villanueva disclosed joint elements composed of PDEA-10, Misamis Oriental Provincial Office, PNP MisOr, PDEU, CIDG-10 and Lugait Municipal Police Station who were armed with a search warrant (SW No. 081318-072 issued by Executive Judge of Branch 18, RTC of Cagayan de Oro City), arrested retired SPO4 Ruben Vilbar who is reportedly a trusted cohort of Ozamiz City Councilor Reynaldo ‘Ardot’ Parojinog.
Seized from the suspect were: 10 sachets of shabu with an estimated value of P340,000, a Cal. 38 revolver, a Cal. 45 pistol, assorted live ammunition, several magazines of Cal. 45 & M16, and a live rifle grenade.
Information gathered revealed Ardot Parojinog was reported to be seen frequently visiting suspect’s house where he was arrested. Parojinog is now detained after hiding for 10 months in Taiwan.