P6.8M shabu seized in Lanao; 2 pushers fall

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    TWO suspected drug dealers were arrested and yielded a kilo of suspected shabu with a street value of P6.8 million in a joint buy-bust operation by soldiers, policemen, and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Lanao del Sur on Saturday.

    The Zamboanga City-based AFP Western Mindanao Command yesterday named the suspects as Jamil Khalid and Saranganu Bangcorong Khalil, alias Nur-Yahya and Marlon, residents of Barangay Kiratan, Molundo town in Lanao del Sur.

    Wesmincom spokesman Maj. Arvin Encinas said the two were nabbed by elements of the Army’s 103rd Brigade, Army’s 82nd Infantry Battalion, PDEA-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Marawi City police during a buy-bust operation.

    Seized from the two were three plastic sachets containing a kilo of suspetec shabu, boodle money, six identification cards and two leatherette wallets.

    “This is a very commendable accomplishment of our troops and our partners from the PDEA and PNP. Let us continue to converge our efforts and work harmoniously for the Filipino people and for our country,” said Wesmincom chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana.

    Authorities arrested eight suspected pushers and seized suspected shabu worth P498,236 in three buy-bust operations within the Southern Police District yesterday.

    SPD Director Col. Emmanuel Peralta said the first operation was conducted in Muntinlupa City that led to the arrest of pusher identified as Ronnel Cipriano Rodolfo. Seized from him was P40,000 worth of shabu.

    At 5:30 a.m. in Fatima Camp of Barangay San Antonio, Paranaque City, two more suspected pushers were arrested. They were identified as Ricky dela Cruz Sobrevega, 41; and Christabel Remo Nieda, 46. Seized from them was suspected shabu worth P360,400.

    In Taguig City, another operation was conducted at about 6:45 a.m, that led to the arrest of five suspected pushers. They were identified as Jenneth Reyes Maturan; Raymund Santiago Hitomo; Nasrolah Hasan; Dennis Macalan Andes; and Reynaldo Rebutar Relon.Police seized from them P97,036 worth of suspected shabu.

    Two men were arrested in buy-bust operation in Pasig City yesterday, with P68,000 worth of suspected shabu seized.

    Col. Moises Villaceran, city police head, identified the two as Richard Radan, 38; and Jayden Buenaobra, 32. – With Noel Talacay andChristian Oineza