Vice mayor’s son in drug watchlist yields guns, ammo

JONES, Isabela — The son of incumbent vice mayor Evelyn Raspado has yielded guns, ammunition and suspected shabu sachets in a police raid at his house in Barangay Uno on Saturday noon here, police said.
Armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Bonifacio Ong of the Regional Trial Court-Echague, police from the Jones, Isabela Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Isabela Public Safety Company and Army soldiers seized an Armalite rifle with 145 bullets, 30 rounds of said gun’s magazines and 20-round other bullets, a Cal. 45 handgun, 13 Cal.45 bullets.

Also seized were aluminum foil, lighter, several sachets of white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu and residues inside the rooms in the house of Glenford Raspado, son of the incumbent vice mayor Evelyn Raspado and slain vice mayor Florante Raspado, in Barangay Uno here.

Under Oplan Tokhang, Glenford has earlier surrendered to the police as a drug user, claiming that he was only influenced by his peers but he decided to change his behavior and cooperate with the authorities.Villamor Visaya Jr/PNA/