PIKIT, North Cotabato – Police here arrested on Tuesday afternoon a woman who posed as an agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) while roaming around town.
In an interview by reporters Wednesday, Maj. Maxim Peralta, the municipal police chief, identified the suspect as Meah Clar Sisiban, 23, of Barangay Banago, Balabagan, Lanao del Sur.
“Upon her arrest, she could not present legitimate identification documents showing she is a PDEA undercover agent,” Peralta said.
Peralta said his office received a tip from concerned citizens about a woman with PDEA identification cards and acting suspiciously in Barangay Ladtingan.
Village officials claimed the woman told them she was a PDEA agent and was conducting surveillance and casing operatSions against suspected drug peddlers.
Sisiban refused to issue a statement to the media.
The PDEA North Cotabato office also disowned Sisiban.
Sisiban, who was unarmed, was invited for questioning and police are preparing charges for usurpation of authority against her. (PNA)