A senior official of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Iligan City was arrested by joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA Region X) and Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) during a drug buy-bust operation at Kisanlu Subdivision, Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City early Sunday, July 12, 2020.

In their official Facebook post, PDEA R-X identified the suspect as Lauro Galindo, 51 years old, male, a Senior Fishing Officer of BFAR – Iligan City and a resident of the above-mentioned place. Operatives also confiscated Thirty-Four Thousand Pesos (Php 34,000) worth estimated market value of shabu in his possession.

photo by PDEA-X

Accordingly, pieces of drug evidence were forwarded to PDEA ROX Laboratory Office for qualitative and quantitative examination while the arrested suspect is now temporarily detained at PDEA ROX detention facility for booking and documentation awaiting charges of violation of RA 9165.

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