Drug syndicate member arrested PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 13:55

A barangay treasurer who is also an alleged member of a drug syndicate was arrested by government forces in Recodo yesterday morning.

Police Regional Office Information Officer Supt Rogelio Alabata identified the arrested individual as Ababil Jamil Hasas, married, a barangay treasurer of Sangbay, Small Basilan and staying at Purok 7, Recodo.

Hasas is reportedly a member of the Alama Drug Group, tagged by police as responsible for the proliferation of drugs and the series of drug-related shooting incidents in the area.

Lawmen recovered a .45 caliber pistol with blood stains, two magazines with bullets, a holster and assorted drug paraphernalia from the suspect.

Hasas was arrested by men of the Ayala Police Station, SDET, RDEU, RPSB, 55th SAF, and PDEA-9.

The suspect was detained in a police station pending the filing of charges in court.  (Dan Toribio)