POLICE arrested five persons who yielded P58 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) during a drug bust in Imus, Cavite, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Guillermo Eleazar said on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Arrested were Tamano Daud, 41; Ismael Daud, 24; Omar Redia, 43; Bainor Maguid, 23; and Norma Maguid, 35.
They were charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 as well as illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
All five are allegedly members of the Tamano Drug Group, which is operating in the National Capital Region and Rizal province.
Police said they seized 8.533 kilograms of shabu with estimated street value of P58,024,400 as well as various firearms during the drug bust in Barangay Bayan Luma III on June 19, 2021.
Eleazar said the Tamano Drug Group is connected to Montasir Sabal, former mayor of Talitay, Maguindanao who was killed in an alleged gun scuffle following his arrest.
Read: Former mayor killed over illegal guns, drugs
Sabal, who was on the national illegal drugs watchlist, also allegedly supplied firearms and explosive materials to local terror group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo / SunStar Philippines)