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Shabu was open and publicly peddled” in So Cotabato village - cop

Local News • 00:30 AM Sat Jan 30, 2016
Items seized in Barangay Ambalgan, Sto Nino, South Cotabato. (Radyo Bida Koronadal)

STO NINO, South Cotabato – Thirty-one personshave been arrested by police during aseries ofpolice anti-illegal
drug raid in four towns in South Cotabato on Friday.In Sto Nino, South Cotabato,Senior Insp. Bernie Faldas, town police chief, said police and military forces, armed with arrest
and search warrants issued by Judge Marlo Brasales ng 1st MCTC-Norala-Tboli-Sto
Nino, raided the village of Ambalgan where shabu was open and publicly
peddled.”The raid was conducted at 11
a.m. and also resulted in the confiscation of 13 sachets of suspected methamphetamine
hydrochloride, more known as shabu,” firearms, a hand grenade, mobile phones,
drug money and other shabu paraphernalia.
”We have been closely
watching this village where shabu tiangge exists,” Faldas told reporters. sand// Elements of Philippine Drug
Enforcement Agency, National Bureau of Investigation and the Army’s 27th
Infantry Battalion, joined the raid.
Senior Inspector Dennis
Madriaga, police chief of nearby Norala town, said Barangay Ambalgan served as
the source of illegal drugs that proliferate in his area of operation and in
nearby towns in South Cotabato.
The raid in Sto Nino came
after police operatives in Banga, about seven kilometres from Barangay
Ambalgan, arrested five men, including four minors, during a raid in Barangay San
Vicente, Banga, South Cotabato.
Senior Inspector Marvin
Duadua, Banga town police chief, said the arrest of Joe Marquez Antonio and
four minors revealed that they secure drug supply in Barangay Ambalgan.Barangay Ambalgan has been
known as drug producers in South Cotabato where shabu worth Php25 million was
confiscated in the same village last year.
Most of the 17 arrested
persons in today’s raid were all positive of illegal drug use, Faldas said.Arrested wereand1. Melvin Katipunan Palomo, 332. Jessie Sabico Manero, 493. Art Fulgar Lustina, 234. Jake Pendatun, 365. Orin Kansay Bakat, 386. Jeffry Sulgandang, 187. Dondon Andan Tiago, 198. Khalid Untong Lagialap, 259. Mama Lumanggal Makalumba, 4610. Arison Mamantal Mamaluba, 2311. Jomar edsil Lampa, 3612. Titing Daungan Mangcot, 4813. Alvin Feb Fontanilla, 2214. Raniel Piedad Nograles, 3015. Daniel Mangiluda Mangcot, 2316. Datu mangiluda Macalumba, 1817. Musa Batingkay Mangcot, 47 sand// In Polomolok, South Cotabato, severn persons were arrested in similar anti-illegal drug trade operation.Arrested wereMark Calixtro, Tommy Tejero, Raymond Kamada, Jayson Conicula, Jun Lozano, Mary Ann Corpuz, and Abdul Sarip Macmod Jr. Based on a search warrant, the police launched the One time big time police raid.Police seized drug paraphernalia, firearms and grenades. In Surallah, South Cotabato, Chief Inspector Joel Fuerte, town police chief, led the 4:30 a.m.operation against two men involved in illegal drug use and peddling in Barangay Libertad, Arrested wereRuther Suriga Roxas, 27 ofSitio Andam, Barangay Liwanay, Banga South Cotabato andJames Apellido, 24 student of Barangay Libertad.Taken from them were shabu paraphernalia and bullets for 9mm pistol.Fuerte said several other persons managed to escape during the raid.

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