Jail guard nabbed for illegal drug

LAOAG CITY (July 11) – A provincial jail guard is in hot water after he was arrested during a buy-bust operation on Monday afternoon near the provincial capitol building here.

Police said that the 54-year-old jail officer was caught in the act of selling a suspected illegal drug to a police undercover agent.

Lawmen said they found in his possession two plastic sachets of shabu and P1,000 marked money.

Records showed that the suspect has been a provincial jail guard for 30 years. He was reassigned as guard at the provincial capitol at the time of his arrest. (tsg)