JUST IN: South Cotabato 'narco-mayor' arrested
Forces of the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group 12 or RAIDSOTG 12, Regional Intelligence Division, and Regional Public Safety Battalion of Region 12 searched for firearms, illegal drugs, and explosives inside the room of Banga, South Cotabato Mayor Albert Palencia.
Unexpectedly, the mayor volunteered to open his vault but surprisingly the policemen only found jewelry and money.
The raiding team only discovered ammunition in the mayor's cabinet and a rifle grenade in his farm.
They instead prompted the filing of a case of illegal possession of ammunition against the alleged narco-mayor Palencia, who as expected immediately posted bail.
Police Supt. Maximo Sebastian, the chief of RAIDSOTG 12 suspected that someone may have leaked information to Palencia, leaading him to clean his home of the illegal drugs.
Palencia was included on the drug list of President duterte on the alleged narco-politicians.