Sunday Sep, 20 2020 03:14:54 AM

PDEA nabbed 5 drug peddlers, seize P13.6-M shabu in Lanao del Sur buy bust opn

Local News • 06:15 AM Sat Aug 15, 2020
Edwin O. Fernandez
END OF THE LINE. PDEA agents account the illegal stuff seized from five suspected drug peddlers during anti-drug buy bust operation in Malabang, Lanao del Sur. About two kilos worth P13.6 million shabu were seized from the suspects. (PDEA-BARMM photo)

COTABATO CITY  – Anti-narcotics operatives and members of Philippine Marines, seized Friday afternoon P13 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride during anti-drug operations in Malabang, Lanao del Sur.

The operation, participated by operatives from PDEA-BARMM, Philippine Marines and local police, also led to the arrest of five big-time drug peddlers, according to Director Juvenal Azurin of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM).

“We seized about two kilos of shabu with market value of P13.6 million,” Azurin said in a press statement following the 4:30 p.m. anti-drug sting in Barangay Bago Ingud, Malabang, Lanao del Sur Friday.

Arrested suspects were identified as Charly Talib, Radal Jadin Naming, Aljun Saribon, Albasir Bakundo and Michael Gamuranao, all residents of Malabang, a coastal town of Lanao del Sur’s first district.

This group supplies prohibited stuffs to Lanao del Sur, Cotabato and Cagayan de Oro City, including Cavite and Manila, according to a police involved in the operation.

Azurin said the five suspects were arrested after they received the P1.5 million drug bust money handed over the stuff to an undercover agent.

Seized from them were two kilos of shabu, P1.5-million “boodle money,” four mobile phones used in illegal transactions and a motorbike.

Now detained at PDEA detention facility in Cotabato City, the five suspects face charges for vciolation of Republic Act 9165.  

3,962 new Covid-19 infections; active cases now 68.6K: DOH

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 3,962 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the total of active cases in the...

Authorities confirm locally-acquired transmission of Covid-19 in Kidapawan

COTABATO CITY  – After collating data from Cotabato Provincial and Kidapawan City Epidemiological Surveillance Units, and the Department of...

Maguindanao “high risk” for local transmission as Covid-19 cases in nearby provinces spike 

COTABATO CITY  – A provincial health official in Maguindanao has raise the alarm bell on the possibility of the spread of novel coronavirus in...

BARMM records 67 new Covid-19 cases, 61 of them from Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY  – The Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Midnanao (MOH-BARMM) reported today that 67 new novel coronavirus...

Catamco, NCIP to cooperate on IP welfare promotion programs

KIDAPAWAN CITY --- Gov. Nancy Catamco and Secretary Allen Capuyan of the National Commission on Indigenous People have agreed to cooperate on...