Man with P1.1-million shabu nabbed

Photo courtesy of Task Force Davao

TASK Force Davao (TFD), together with the Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel, apprehended a man carrying 69.79 grams of shabu worth P1,116,640 at Sirawan checkpoint in Toril, Davao City on October 21.

TFD Civil Military Office (CMO) chief Major Louie Legarde bared Wednesday, October 23, during the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-PNP press briefing at Davao City Police Office (DCPO) conference room that Aiveen Rey Alimpoos, 37, marriage, and resident of Km 12, Balinao Site in Sasa, was arrested by the elements of TF Davao and PNP team.

Recovered from his possession were 17 small sachets with a total weight of 69.79 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.

For this year, this is the biggest amount of illegal drugs the authorities have intercepted in a checkpoint from January to October.

"Itong ating mga CAA (Cafgu Active Auxiliary), masasabi natin na pagdating sa drugs, hindi lang sa training nila nakuha [ito] but then through experience kaya naging magaling sila sa paghuli ng mga nagbebenta [ng drugs], 'yong mga drug addict. They have indication kung saan sila sila lang ang nakakaalam," Legarde said.

The suspect was apprehended while he was on board his motorcycle traveling from Digos to Davao City when he was inspected at the motorcycle inspection area.

During the inspection, the personnel on duty noticed the suspect behaving strangely and threw something on the ground, prompting the inspector to request assistance from the PNP personnel to conduct a thorough inspection on the suspect.

The suspect initially resisted arrest but was eventually subdued by the joint AFP-PNP personnel.

The evidence was turned over to the Toril Police Station and the necessary documentation has been prepared for filing of criminal charges against the suspects for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.


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