Law enforcers seized 11 kilos of shabu, estimated to be worth Php88 million, during a raid of the home of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. early Wednesday morning.
Along with the shabu, which was stored in the kitchen, Albuera police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) also found bomb-making components – ammonium nitrate, blasting caps, gunpowder, and firing wires – in the mayor’s house in Tinago Dos, Brgy. Benoldo.
Albuera police Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido surmised that the raiding team could have confiscated more drugs if the search warrant for the residence was secured earlier.