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    Village official, 7 cohorts, nabbed in Maguindanao anti-narcotics operation

    GSKP, Maguindanao---Eight people including a village chief were arrested by joint elements of law enforcement agencies and Army troopers during an anti-illegal drug operation here on Saturday, July 22, 2017.


    Under the command of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade led by Col Bismarck Soliba, joint elements of PDEA-ARMM, CIDG-ARMM, 4SAB, SAF, 1MECH BN and the 33rd Infantry (Makabayan) Battalion arrested the suspects in a drug den in Midconding village during a simultaneous raid at 6:00am.

    Among those who were collared were village chair Datumama 'Bong' Abdul,31. The law enforcers also cornered Darex Maslamama, 33, Datukung Membida, 23, Mundjahel Membia, 19, and 4 unnamed minors.

    Drug trafficking suspect named Buga Abdul a.k.a. Lapu-lapu and several others evaded arrest. The group had gained notoriety after being involved in violent attacks against government forces and rival clans.

    Seized from the suspects were 3 hand grenades, assorted ammunitions, sachets of suspected shabu, and shabu sniffing paraphernalia.

    The suspects were brought to PDEA-ARMM detention facility for the filing of criminal cases against them.

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