Drug charges filed against cop, friend

CRIMINAL charges have been filed against a policeman and his female friend who were arrested in a buy-bust operation.

PO3 Gomer Cabristante Reforma, 41, a drummer of the regional police band based at the Police Regional Office-11 and resident of South Villa Hills in Catalunan Grande, and Missy Deligero Tañola, 26, a native of Dangcangan, Bukidnon are sued for violating Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) before the City Prosecution Office.

Reforma was also charged for violating the Omnibus Election Code after arresting police officers recovered from him his issued firearm during the arrest despite having no authorization from the Commission of Elections to bring gun after work.

The two are now detained at the Sta. Ana Police Precinct while waiting for Prosecutor Stella Esparagoza-Camino to resolve their case.

Members of Sta. Ana Police conducted the buy-bust operation after a concerned citizen reported that the respondents were involved in illegal activities.

They arrested Reforma and Tañola inside an inn in Matina Aplaya around 9:20 p.m. Friday after the police officer handled the alleged illegal drug to an undercover agent.

Operatives also recovered four sachets containing suspected shabu, drug paraphernalia, and a caliber 9mm pistol with three live ammunitions and a magazine from the respondents’ possession.

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