A MEMBER of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) along with his companion, were apprehended in a drug bust on Thursday, March 22, inside a motel in Cabaguio Avenue, Barangay W. Aquino, Agdao, Davao City.
Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Police Senior Inspector Ma. Teresita Gaspan said that a reliable confidential informant tipped off the information to their intelligence personnel on the drug activities of the suspects which prompted the operatives to pull anti-illegal drug operation.
She identified the suspects as Cader Macasasa Macud, 26, and Arsalic Liminio Gamba, 23, college student. They are residents of Narra St., Purok 4F Banana Extension, Bermudez Compound, Apoko, Tagum City.
“An alias 'Kadir' was peddling illegal drugs locally known as shabu within AOR (area of responsibility) and further informed the team that the subject person is also a member of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF),” the police spot report said.
The Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) of Sta. Ana Police Station and a team from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted the drug bust that resulted to the arrest of the suspects.
The suspects were arrested at around 5:35 p.m. after an undercover poseur buyer from PDEA purchased one piece of rectangular shape heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing shabu in exchange of prepared buy-bust marked money of one piece genuine P1,000 bill placed on top of 39 pieces of 1,000 peso bills boodle money.
Afterwards, during frisking, the personnel confiscated other pieces of evidence including one big size square shape heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu and another three rectangular shape heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing the same substance.
Recovered from their possession are also one piece big red pouch, one unit blue Nokia cellular phone, identification card of alias Kadir indicating his membership with MNLF, and personal money amounting to P850.
The confiscated suspected illegal drugs have a street value of P1,440,000 and with an estimated weight of around 120 grams. The suspects were considered High Value Target –Armed Group.
The suspects are now under the custody of the police station and charges are being readied to file against them for violating the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act.