2 drug personalities killed, 5 others nabbed in Cotabato City operation


Two drug suspects were killed while five others were arrested in a joint law enforcement operation in Cotabato City.

Joint Task Force Central commander Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon said the combined elements of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Cotabato City police and JTF Central launched the operation in Rosales Extension, Rosary Heights 6, Cotabato City Saturday, May 30, targeting personalities who allegedly violated the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition.

The slain suspects were identified as Mash-ud Mamasaunda Usop and Richard Suharto Tuas, alias Buron while those arrested were identified as Norjafar Gandawali, alias Dagul; Jun Usman, alias Junjun; Tanz Kevin Ampatuan, alias Kevin; Rohaimin Dalumbang; and Richard Abadian, alias Nonon.

Seized from the suspects were alleged shabu with an estimated value of P36,000.00; one bundle of photocopied 1,000.00 peso bills amounting to P15,000.00, marked money; one Cal .45 pistol with one magazine loaded with nine rounds of ammunition; one KG9 semi-automatic pistol with one magazine loaded with 21 rounds of 9mm ammunition; and one 9mm pistol with one magazine loaded with nine rounds of ammunition, among others.

Arrested suspects and recovered items were placed under the custody of PDEA-BARMM for proper disposition.