NorthCot employee falls in drug operation

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 23 December)– Authorities arrested in a drug buy-bust operation here an employee of the North Cotabato provincial government at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Supt. Renante Cabico, city police director, identified the suspect as Bandro Teparan Olimpain, 41, who is detailed at the North Cotabato Provincial Engineering Office and a resident of Sitio Lumayong, Barangay Kayaga in Kabacan, North Cotabato.

Cabico said they recovered from Olimpain two sachets of alleged illegal methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu,” the marked money used in the buy-bust operation, and a motorcycle.

Olimpain was arrested in his hideout at Barangay Amas, this city.

Cabico said Olimpain is the 33rd suspected drug courier they arrested since November this year.

The suspect is now jailed at the police detention cell here.

Charges would be filed against the suspect on Wednesday due to the long holidays. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews)