BPAT, wife yield a kilo of shabu worth P6.8-M

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ILIGAN CITY –— Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team who surrendered in 2016 and his wife were caught red-handed with a kilo of suspected ‘shabu’ worth P6.8 million in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Sigayan, Sultan Naga Dimaporo (SND) town in Lanao del Norte.

It was during a heavy downpour when the transaction between the couple and the police asset took place along the national highway, said Lieutenant Anthony Paderanga, chief of SND Municipal Police Station

According to Paderanga, the incident occurred along the national highway of SND while caught amidst a heavy downpour of rain.

Lieutenant Anthony Paderanga, chief of SND Municipal Police Station, identified the couple as Jamalodin Musa Odin and Asna Minalang Odin, residents of Purok 3, Barangay Calibao of SND town.

The joint operatives of the Philippine National Police in Lanao del Norte, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 10 in Misamis Occidental, Special Operations Unit (SOU) 9 and the Army’s 5th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, arrested on Friday noon (August 7) the couple while transacting to an agent.

Seized from the couple was a substance believed to be methamphetamine or shabu wrapped in plastic and sealed with packaging tape.

It has an estimated weight of one kilogram with an approximate market value of 6.8 million pesos according to Paderanga.

Authorities also seized from the suspects fake bust money worth 2.8 million pesos and the motorcycle used by the couple in transporting the drugs.

Using the cellular phone seized from the suspects, the police are investigating the sources of drugs.

Paderanga said, the husband is an active member of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team and a drug surrenderee of the PNP’s Tokhang program in 2016.

“We learned that this is their second transaction worth million pesos. And if they were successful in this transaction, they were promised to be given the commission of 100 thousand pesos,” Paderanga said.

The couple, now in the custody of the police, is facing charges in violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Law. Newsline.ph

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