Former Rizal municipal mayor Alrie “Teddy” Doronila Nobleza, who is wanted for involvement in illegal drugs activities, has been arrested by police operatives and detained at Brooke’s Point jail.
A police report stated that Nobleza was arrested during a dawn operation Monday (July 6) in Barangay Tubtub, Brooke’s Point. The operation was conducted by a joint police team led by P/Maj. Grave Vic P. Gomba and P/Cpt. Bernard dela Rosa.
Nobleza has been the subject of an arrest warrant issued in August 2019 by RTC Judge Chito Mendoza and is classified as a high-value individual (HVI) in the national government’s drugs list.
Following the arrest, Nobleza was detained at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Brooke’s Point, warden J/Insp. Darwin Montilla told Palawan News.
“Yes po, [nandito po sya sa BJMP Brooke’s Point] dahil sa case na violation ng Republic Act (RA) 9165. Sa ngayon ay wala kaming information kung papaano nahuli or sumuko kasi hanggang sa pag-commit lang [ang hawak namin]. Sa PNP na ang record kung papaano sumuko ang suspect,” Montilla said.
Montilla said Nobleza has been scheduled for arraignment this month at the Regional Trial Court (RTC) 165 in Brooke’s Point for violation of Section 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
The violation involves the possession of dangerous drugs.
In June 2019, Nobleza reportedly eluded police operatives who tried to serve him a search warrant at his home in Barangay Punta Baja, Rizal.
Police operatives found in his bedroom a sling bag with seven pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing shabu. Two persons were arrested during the search, identified as Moreto Valdezis Jr., 40-years old, and Ricardo Paluyo, 47-years old.
(With reports from Alen Galicia, Jayra Joyce Cañete Taboada and Ruth Rodriguez)