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Friday, September 20, 2019

Suspect in P500,000 drug bust charged

A SUSPECTED drug pusher who was arrested by the authorities last Sunday for selling and possessing a P500,000 worth of illegal drugs is now facing charges before the City Prosecution Office.

Charges for violation of Section 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, was filed against Sulaiman Aladin Latip, 20, a resident of Barangay Talitay in Maguindanao.

Latip was arrested in a drug bust operation launched by the Sta. Ana police station and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Davao Region in front of an arcade at Ecoland in Matina.

The suspect reportedly sold a sachet of suspected shabu to a police officer who posed as a buyer in exchange for P8,000 drug bust money.

Operatives were able to seize 10 big sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P500,000 and the P8,000 marked money from the suspect's possession.

Authorities said that Latip is a noted drug pusher operating along the Boulevard area and is included in their police watch list.

Prosecutor Stella Esparagoza-Camino is currently resolving the case filed against the suspect. (RCP)

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