Colangco’s brother falls in illegal drug buy bust

TAGOLO-AN, Misamis Oriental – Police nabbed the younger brother of Gilbert Colangco, a high profile inmate in the National Bilibid Prison (NBP), during an anti-illegal drug “buy bust” here Wednesday night, the police said Thursday.

Police probers identified the suspect as Leoncio Colangco, 38, of Bayabas, Cagayan De Oro City.

Colangco allegedly yielded six sachets of illegal drugs known as “Shabu” (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride).

Senior Police Officer Tawide Galleon, of the Tagolo-an police station, said that Colangco was intercepted when she visited the daughter of Gilbert here on Wednesday night.

He said that an informer has tipped off the police about the delivery of the illegal drugs during the planned visit.

Galleon said that police operatives intercepted the suspect a few meters away from the house of his niece where a “drug buy bust” was carried out.

Hera, the daughter of Gilbert Colangco, said that her uncle seldom visit them in Tagolo-an.

“Last Wednesday night, my uncle went to our house to deliver the money sent from Ozamiz City for the birthday celebration of my grandmother (mother of Gilbert and Leoncio),” she said.Galleon said that the suspect was now in the custody of the Taglo-an police pending the filing of charges over violation of the anti-illegal drug laws.