Charges filed vs big time pushers-A A +A
Thursday, March 21, 2013
THE Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Davao Region filed on Wednesday charges against the couple who was nabbed for selling more than P1-million worth of shabu (methamphetamine).
Noli Dimaandal, spokesperson for PDEA-Davao, said a violation of Section 5 in relation to section 26 (Attempt or Conspiracy) and section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) was filed before the City Prosecutor's Office (CPO) against Monsour Kalipa Usman, 32, a businessman, and his wife, Ednilyn Lumongsod Solis, 27, a fire officer, both residents of 135 Eden Street, St. Michael Village, Ma-a, Davao City.
Lumongsod, being a government employee, was also sued for violation of section 28 (criminal liability of government officials and employees) of RA 9165.
The couple was nabbed in a joint buy-bust operation by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and San Pedro police Tuesday noon in Bankerohan. Both suspects get their supply in Cotabato City.
Pdea regional director Emerson Rosales said they have confiscated a total of P1,080,000-million worth of shabu and recovered the P50,000 marked money from the suspects' possession.
He said they have been monitoring the illegal acts of the couple since last year.
Rosaled added that the shabu seized from the couple was so far the high-valued items they have confiscated. (Arianne Caryl N. Casas)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 21, 2013.