Lani Cayetano’s protege nabbed for drugs, theft

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This protege of Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano is giving her a real headache.

Councilor Richard Paul Jordan, whom Cayetano supported during the last elections, was arrested last Tuesday for allegedly carrying several tablets of Ecstasy and looting a casino-hotel in Parañaque City.

Jordan was formally charged with illegal drugs possession and theft before the Parañaque prosecutor’s office on Friday.

He is currently detained at the Parañaque police station.

Jordan was arrested at Solaire Resort and Casino last July 3 after security guards found a small ziplock containing 32 orange and pink tablets, which authorities confirmed were Ecstasy.

They also recovered several items belonging to Solaire worth P22,000, including a silver cork screw, a light bulb, a transparent glass, face towels, ashtray, bathrobes and an iPod dock.

Casino chips amounting to P50,000 were also recovered from him.

Police pointed out that Jordan should not be inside the casino as all government officials and employees were prohibited from casinos under Memorandum Circular No. 6.

In a statement, the Taguig local government said they would not condone the young politiko’s conduct.

“The law should be allowed to take its course, and we expect nothing less than the firm implementation of the government’s hard-line stance against illegal drugs,” it said.