Dismissed soldier, 3 companions nabbed in Maguindanao for selling crystal meth
COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines — Authorities have filed a complaint against a dismissed soldier and his three companions for selling crystal meth, locally known as shabu, in Maguindanao.
Director Juvenal Azurin of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Bangsamoro region, said the complaints were for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The four suspects were nabbed in an anti-drug operation last Thursday, Dec. 3, in Barangay Tamontaka in this city.
They were identified as Lucky Love “Nasser” Cantiver, a dismissed soldier, and his companions — Jocelyn Bangkulit Casada, Sharon Pascual Ansaw, and Merlyn Alam.
Seized in the operation were some 15 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P102,000; disposable lighters; glass tubes for using shabu; an improvised bamboo sealer; mobile phones, and the P500 marked money used by an undercover agent to buy illegal drugs from the suspects.
PDEA agent Anthony Naive said the arrest of the four suspects also led to the dismantling of a drug den in Barangay Awang in Datu Odin Sinsuat town allegedly operated by a certain Boy Alam, husband of one of the arrested suspects.
The drug den is not far from the headquarters of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division.
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