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NBI: city admin’s son release after buy-bust not true

Lawyer Rennan Augustus Oliva, director of the National Bureau of Investigation(NBI)-Bohol clarified on Sunday that the information circulating online claiming that Eric John Borja was released after Saturday night buy-bust is fake because the suspect is still detained as of posting.

Oliva further said that those who doubt can personally check the NBI detention facility in Tagbilaran City.

READ: Suspected party drug supplier nabbed in Tagbilaran

Borja, the son of Tagbilaran City administrator Eddie Borja, was arrested on Saturday night, Aug. 10, for allegedly selling suspected ecstasy tablets inside a room in a hotel in Tagbilaran.

Agents of NBI-Bohol and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Bohol seized five assorted tablets of suspected ecstasy with an estimated market value of P11,900, the buy-bust money and an iPhone.

A case for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspect.

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