Cop nabbed in buy-bust

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    OPERATIVES of the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group arrested a fellow cop who reportedly sold shabu to a poseur-buyer in Barangay Potatan, Muntinlupa City late Monday night.

    PNP chief Oscar Albayalde identified the cop as Pat. Leo Valdez, detailed with the regional mobile force battalion of the National Capital Region Police Office.

    Albayalde said Valdez was arrested after he handed P1,000 worth of shabu to an undercover cop. He did not resist arrest.

    Albayalde said Valdez has been placed on surveillance operation by the IMEG based on intelligence reports that he selling and using illegal drugs.

    Validation conducted by the IMEG revealed that Valdez has long been involved in illegal drugs. He entered the police service in 2007 and went on Absent Without Official Leave in 2014 due to alleged illegal drugs use.

    Valdez managed to return to the service in 2017.

    Two persons were nabbed during a buy-bust operation in Pasig City Monday night.

    Col. Moises Villaceran, local police chief, identified the two as Ruben Raymundo, 62, and Heidi Miranan, 39. Seized from them were five sachets of suspected shabu. – with Rod Lagusad and Christian Oineza