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3 fall in Maguindanao drug sting, P20-K shabu seized

Philippine News AgencySeptember 2, 2021

BUSTED. One of three drug suspects (seated) looks on as police agents account for the shabu seized from them during an entrapment operation in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on Wednesday (Sept. 1, 2021). Police seized some PHP20,000 worth of drugs from the suspects. (Photos courtesy of I-FM RMN Cotabato)

COTABATO CITY – Police agents have netted three drug suspects and seized some PHP20,000 worth of shabu in Datu Odin Sinsuat (DOS), Maguindanao on Wednesday afternoon.

In a report, Lt. Col. Rommel Dela Vega, DOS police chief, said apprehended during the 3:30 p.m. operation in Poblacion Dalican of the municipality were Giaman M. Kasan, Rayan G. Mamalangkay, and Datuali Usman, all residents in the area.

“We have long been monitoring the trio’s illegal drug activities until we had the chance to entrap them when they agreed to transact with our poseur buyer,” dela Vega said.

Seized from the suspects were some three grams of suspected shabu, drug paraphernalia, and the buy-bust money.

“The suspects were surprised after noticing that police operatives and personnel from our partner agency, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, have surrounded them,” Dela Vega said.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, are being readied against the suspects currently detained at the DOS police lock-up cell. (PNA)

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