Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- A high ranking official of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and watch-listed drug personality was arrested during the implementation of Search Warrant in Brgy San Roque, Tarlac City, yesterday morning (May 9).
PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS identified the suspect as ROGEL YAMBAO y GALANG, OIC-LTO Tarlac District Office, male, 59 years old, married, resident of Capitol Garden Subdivision, Brgy. San Roque, Tarlac City and categorized as High -Value Target (HVT Level 2).
PCSUPT CORPUS further said that YAMBAO was arrested by joint operatives of Tarlac Police Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) and Tarlac Police Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) during the implementation Search Warrant No. 2018-02 issued by Honorable Executive Judge LILY C DE VERA-VALLO of Regional Trial Court, Third Judicial Region, Branch 64, Tarlac City for Violation of Sec. 11, Art. II of RA 9165.
Confiscated from the possession and control of the suspect were: Nine (9) pieces heat sealed small transparent plastic sachets containing suspected “SHABU”; One (1) piece hand grenade; and Seventeen (17) pieces of alleged Caliber 45 cartridges.
Cases for violation of Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, RA 9516 and RA 10591 are already filed against the suspect.
“ The arrest of Yambao, who is a high ranking official of LTO only goes to show that more and more unscrupulous government workers are involved in illegal drug and we continue to launch operations against all who are included in our target list and watchlist,” PCSUPT CORPUS added.