Five arrested in Margosatubig drug bust PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:30

By DAN TORIBIO

Five persons were arrested in drug operations carried out by combined military, police and PDEA elements in Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur last Friday.

The report said that at around 5:30am, PDEA agents together with the police and the military served three search warrants on the houses of at least three people in Sitio Luguimit, Poblacion, Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur.

During the raid, government forces were able to arrest Ling Binudin, Hassan Binudin, Faruk Cula, Abdulsalim Mangungaya and Danilo Catienza.

The raiding team recovered 12 grams of suspected shabu with a market value of P30,000 from the suspects.

The team however failed to arrest one of the suspects, identified as Francisco Nalangan, when the latter escaped from the lawmen after engaging them in a shootout.

PDEA Regional Director Lyndon Aspacio, CESE, said that the suspects will be charged for violation of Section 6 (Maintenance of Drug Den, Dive or Resort,) Section 7 (Employees and visitors of Den, Dive or Resort,) Section 11 (Possession of Illegal Drugs,) and Section 12 (Possession of Paraphernalia) of Article II of Republic Act 9165.

The suspects were detained at the PDEA 9 office in Pagadian City. (Dan Toribio)