War vs Recodo drug ring nets 20 arrests PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 April 2012 14:13

Five more persons were arrested in Recodo last Friday afternoon, bringing a total of 20 in the  police and PDEA war against a drug syndicate in Recodo.
This developed as the operation to capture the sub-leader of the group Margani Samla alias Binladen continues. He is the right hand man of Nadzul Alih, the alleged kingpin who was arrested by policemen and PDEA agents at a restaurant in Canelar three weeks ago.

Nabbed last Friday were Daduh Mansul, 38, Ben Samain, 18, Adzhar Jamuddin, 24, Kimhar Jamuddin, 27, Anzar Adjula, 27, Zahar Dammang, Taufic Samla, brother of Binladen, all residents of Recodo

Lawmen recovered from their possession an M4 carbine rifle, M14 rifle, a grenade and several empty chains of caliber 30 machinegun.

The suspects were arrested around 4 p.m. by men of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, City Police Office, RPSB 9, PNP-SAF, PCTC 9, RCIDU 9 and MIG 9.

The arrest was made as a result of the operations mounted by the PDEA and the police that resulted in the arrest of Nadzul Alih alias Katindig, and 14 of their alleged followers.

The three members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) who were among of the six armed men who were arrested after they allegedly tried to rescue Alih while PDEA agents were taking him to court, were released on the basis of a resolution issued by the city prosecutor office.

On the other hand, PDEA and police operatives were still on hot pursuit operation against Samla who managed to escape during a raid last Thursday afternoon at his drug den where a policeman was killed and a colleague was wounded in a shootout. – Dan Toribio Jr.