Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lady cop in custody for drugs

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-10) agents arrested a female cop here during a buy bust operation Tuesday morning.

PDEA-10 named the suspect as SPO1 Nancy Peralta, 44, assigned at the Macabalan police station.

Narcotic agents confiscated from Peralta 16 sachets of what appeared to be shabu, an illegal drug, totaling to 15 grams with an estimated street value of P75,000.

Apprehended with the police officer are her companions identified as Rodel Castillon and Arlen Lindongan.

PDEA-10 Regional Director Emerson Margate said his operatives caught the three suspects as they were about to begin their "shabu" session inside the cop’s residence at Silver Creek subdivision in Brgy. Carmen.

Margate added Peralta’s activities were monitored since last year as one of those allegedly involved in illegal drugs and that her arrest has no connection with the apprehension of another retired policeman last September 24.

Peralta, it was learned, came from the Agora Police Station but was transferred early this year and is facing administrative cases for having been absent without leave (Awol) and negligence of duty for failure to report since Sept. 1.

The policewoman confessed to reporters she was a user, but denied being a drug dealer.