Isn’t It Ironic: Director of anti-drugs partylist caught with meth in buy-bust ops

Photo: Illustration
Photo: Illustration

Irony rears its head after a regional director of a party-list called the People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs (PVAID), was arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine or “shabu” in a buy-bust operation.

Reports said that the individual, Jerklie Abdulkarim, and two others were caught Tuesday by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) – Task Force Against Illegal Drugs in Dasmariñas Cavite, about an hour’s drive from Manila.

Here’s the kicker: not only is Abdulkarim a regional head of a party-list that claims to be against illegal drugs, the NBI said that he was the group’s mastermind, selling half a kilo of meth for over PHP1 million (about US$20,000), and even allegedly used a minor as a drug courier.

Reports said that the group has been selling drugs in Metro Manila and Cavite for years, according to the NBI.

Meanwhile, social media users got a kick out of the fact that one of Abdulkarim’s identification cards said that he was a “Diehard Marcos Supporter” — referencing President Duterte’s previous allusion that the former senator and presidential candidate was taking cocaine.

Image: Reddit

“Directed by Robert B. Weide,” one Reddit user quipped.

The NBI said that they were investigating the matter further.

READ: Cops seize P7.3 million worth of shabu in Cebu City

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