DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Calinan Police and Task Force Davao seized P3 million worth of illegal drugs in a checkpoint at Barangay Lacson here on Saturday evening.
According to Davao City Police Office (DCPO) on Sunday, they apprehended eight suspects, including the driver on board a Toyota Innova as it entered the city. All suspects were from Lanao del Sur.
The suspects are identified as Abolkaer Mangorangka Cabugatan, 48, of Lumba-Bayabao town; Oden Cadato Busran, 45, of Bobung; Jerry Gani Ali, 51, of Tugaya; Lando Awadi Ali, 50, of Tugaya; Norlayla Esmail Dipatuan, 19, of Marawi City; Eddie Awad Acop, 44; Mohammad Dilampaon Gubat, 32, of Bobung; and Rosalyn Sierbo Abdulgani, 40, of Tugaya.
The report said that the suspects were told to alight from the vehicle and submit their personal belongings for inspection through the X-ray scanner at the checkpoint.
A police officer noticed one of the passengers was carrying a sling bag. After inspection, authorities recovered a total of 15 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing around 179 grams.
Suspects are now facing charges for violation of Section 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (davaotoday.com)