City Hall employee, pal fall in drug bust

By: Gail T. Momblan

A CITY hall employee and a companion were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation at Commission Civil, Barangay Fatima, Jaro, Iloilo City morning of August 10, 2018.

Winstone Porras, 48, of Dela Rama Legaspi, City Proper; and Jerky Marie Jubelag, 24, of Barangay Bolilao, Mandurriao were netted after selling four plastic sachets of suspected shabu to an undercover cop.

Police had been monitoring Porras for links to illegal drugs, said Chief Inspector Tranquilino Querubin, Jaro police commander.

Porras works as an Administrative Officer 1 at Iloilo City Planning Office. He also worked as chief of staff for former vice mayor Victor Facultad.

Porras admitted that he had been on drug abuse since college.

Querubin said Porras acquired his supply from Molo, Iloilo City and usually sold them to commercial sex workers.

Police recovered from the duo the PHP1,600 marked money and a mobile phone believed to be used in drug transactions.

Porras and Jubelag are now detained in the lock-up facility of Jaro police station for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).

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