DAGUPAN CITY – Policemen arrested here a brother of the ex-mayor of San Fabian town for illegal drug pushing and illegal possession of firearm.
|Supt. Cris Abrahon, Dagupan City's Chief of Police, (Left)|
wields on this photo an assault automatic rifle's Bushmaster.
In a report sent to Northern Watch by Supt. Christopher Abrahano, this city’s chief of police, said that a police poseur-buyer arrested at 2 A.M of July 29 Salvador V. Magliba, 59 years old, alias Ablast after the latter sold to him one piece sachet containing shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride).
A source, who asked anonymity as he is a friend of the Magliba family, said that Ablast is the younger brother of San Fabian’s former Mayor Romulo Magliba and the elder brother of the same town’s incumbent Councilor Alex Magliba.
According to the website of the Philippine News Agency, the other brother of the suspect is the late Archbishop Narciso V. Magliba of the influential Crusader of the Divine Church of Christ (CDCC). After his death in 2011 he was succeeded by Romulo as the Supreme Pontiff.
Abrahano added that another two pieces of small heat sealed plastic sachet containing shabu and one piece of .38 caliber “paltik” revolver were confiscated.
“Suspect is at the custody of this office while a case of violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) and Republic Act 10591 (A Comprehensive Law on Fire Arms and Ammunition and Providing Penalties Thereof) is being prepared against the arrested suspect,” the chief of police stressed.
Violation of RA 9165 in the Philippines can be either non-bailable if one has been collared to be selling shabu, or bailable that runs up to P300, 000 if one has been arrested to be using small quantities.