1 killed, 8 nabbed in drug-bust shootout PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 January 2016 14:25



An alleged notorious drug pusher was killed while his eight companions were arrested during a drug bust that resulted in a shootout at Sitio Canas, Barangay Calngcanas, Maluso, Basilan last Friday.

Killed was Abubakar Mohammad alias AdaliAsa. He sustained bullet wounds in the body and died on the spot.

A police report discosed that soldiers of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 11, 4th Special Forces Battalion and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency carried out around 5:45 a.m. a drug bust against Mohammad and his group but it was met with resistance.

After an exchange of gunfire, government troops cornered the eight persons.

Lawmen recovered drugs, paraphernalia, an undetermined amount of money, two M16 rifles, an M203 grenade launcher, a .22 revolver, rifle grenade and assorted rounds of ammunition.

The eight arrested men as well the confiscated items were brought to the Maluso Police Station for the filing of charges. -– Dan Toribio Jr.