Soldier arrested in North Cotabato for drugs, disturbance

PIKIT, North Cotabato – Police authorities here on Saturday said they arrested a soldier for public disturbance and possession of prohibited drugs.

Senior Inspector Sindatu Karim, Pikit town deputy police chief, identified the soldier as Corporal Abraham Pader of the Army’s 38th Infantry Battalion based in Aleosan, North Cotabato.

Karim said Pader, who supervises a unit of the government militia force in Pikit, was under the influence of liquor when police accosted him on Friday afternoon.
Earlier, a resident complained that Pader, who was armed, was creating disturbance in the village.

Karim said prohibited drugs and an improvised “tooter” was found in Pader’s possession. He appeared to be high on illegal drugs, he said. CDG
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