6 fall in anti-drugs operations in Cotabato City

/ 02:00 PM May 30, 2019

COTABATO CITY -– Six persons were arrested in an anti-drugs raid that dismantled a suspected drug den in Barangay Rosary Heights 7 of this city on Wednesday night, May 29, the city mayor here said Thursday.

City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi said the buy-bust operation carried out by the Army’s 5th Special Forces Battalion, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Cotabato City Police Office, led to the arrest of a certain “Teng” in Purok Talitay at 8 p.m.


Sayadi said Teng was later identified as Michael Mohammad. He was arrested along with five other persons identified as Faisal Mohammad, Silogan Patadon, Benjie Ulobalang, Sherad Abedin, and Amer Abedin, all suspected to be clients of the drug den operated by Mohammad.

Sayadi said a certain “Alias Sammy” who was in the venue at the time of the drug buy-bust managed to escape.


Seized from Mohammad’s house were sachets of suspected shabu (crystal meth), shabu paraphernalia, P10,000 cash used in the buy-bust operation, mobile phones, and the identification cards of the arrested suspects.

The PDEA in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM) is now preparing charges for violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act against the suspects now detained at the PDEA-BARMM jail facility. (EditorLeti Boniol)

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