A cellphone video taken after the raid that killed 14 people – including her father, Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog – appears to show Ozamiz vice Mayor Nova Parojinog-Echavez trying to hide evidence from the police.
In the video, Parojinog is seem grabbing something from a bag and trying to hide it in her hand from police officers who were conducting a search of the premises.
A brief struggle ensued as two female officers grapple with the vice mayor to retrieve the item. At one point during the altercation, Parojinog even appears to pop something into her mouth.
The police were eventually able to recover a packet containing a white, crystalline substance suspected to be shabu. A further one kilo of shabu and assorted high powered firearms were also recovered in the raid.
Despite the video, Parojinog continues to claim that the evidence against her and her family were planted by the raiding team.