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Midsayap cops arrest shabu queen, 5 others

Local News • 14:42 PM Sat Mar 5, 2016
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Edwin O. Fernandez

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato -- Six persons were arrested, including three women, in a series of anti-illegal drug operations in three villages here, police said. One of the suspects also yielded a cal. 45 pistol, according to Supt. Tom Tuzon, Midsayap town police chief. According to Tuzon, police operatives received a tip from concerned citizen about the activity of a woman known in the community as supplier of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu. The arrest of six brought to 17, the total number of persons neutralized this month in a series of intensified anti-illegal drug campaign. Among those arrested since March 1 was a man with a hand grenade and another who has been posing as a priest. Tuzon identified the shabu supplier arrested Friday as Rashel Danda, 32, also known as Cheche of Barangay Poblacion 6. Danda, also known as shabu queen, has amobile phone that showed she has many clients for her illegal activities. She was a prized catch, Tuzon said, adding a certain Reynante Tamayo of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, was also arrested and a hand gun was taken from him.

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