Lanao Sur Board Member, Marawi City Councilor arrested over P3.4M drugs

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DAVAO CITY (September 19) — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency  on Wednesday arrested Lanao del Sur  Provincial Board member Hussien Magandia and his son-in-law Marawi City Councilor Amienquialed Dimal , for possessing P3.4-million worth of illegal drugs inside their residence at Wildflower St., Purok Mabuhay, Sitio Bacayo, Brgy. Tubod, Iligan City, at around 5:30 this morning.

Also arrested  were Magandia’s  wife Norhainah Magandia, their son Aktar Magandia alias Bigboy, former barangay captain of Maguing Proper, Maguing Lanao del Sur.

PDEA X director Wilkins Villanueva together with PDEA operatives from  the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM),  conducted “Coplan Iwaram”   in accordance with the search warrant number . 2018-09-1785 issued by Exec. Judge from Branch 16 RTC Kabacan,  North Cotabato .

The suspects were  caught in possession of : 1 zip lock large transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu weighing more or less  500 grams worth 3. 4 million pesos; 1 pc cal. 357 revolver; assorted drug paraphernalia and assorted financial documents.

Villanueva told NewsLine “The illegal drugs were found inside the couple’s room when the search was conducted.”

According to Villanueva “Norhainah and surrendered “drug queen” Lovely Adam Impal or Marimar  are cousins.

Norhainah  took over  Marimar  in the distribution of drugs from Maguindanao to Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte including Iligan City, when the later was arrested.

On December 6, 2016, Impal  surrendered to then PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa.

The Magandia’s  and  Dimal  are now detained at PDEA X office while the law enforcers are preparing the charges against them.

Villanueva said ” Hussein is one of the members of IWARAM DRUG GROUP” operating in areas of Marawi, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.-ezc/NewsLine.ph

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