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Jabonga VM Monton nabbed in drug raid; P708K of shabu, explosive seized

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Vice Mayor Glecerio M. Monton of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte was arrested Wednesday, November 28, in a drug raid in his residence, police said.

Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 Director Chief Supt. Gilbert Cruz said that confiscated from Monton’s house was 60 grams of shabu with an estimated value of P708,000 and a fragmentation grenade.

The Drug Enforcement Unit of Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 13 and Jabonga Municipal Police Station conducted the operation based on the search warrant issued by Judge Nemeson B. Cañete of the Municipal Trial Court, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

“Monton was in the high-value target list of the police station in Jabonga. He was previously subjected for Project Tokhang but did not turn in himself,” Cruz said.

He vowed that there is no slowing down in the campaign against illegal drugs in Caraga.

“Anyone, a high ranking government employee, politician or private individual, will be subject to the rule of law once caught involved in the illegal drug trade,” he said.

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