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PDEA agents bust drug den in Cotabato town

/ 05:37 AM October 16, 2022
The guns, grenades and shabu seized from five suspects.

The guns, grenades and shabu seized from five suspects. (Photo from the PDEA 12 office)

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines — Charges are being readied by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) against five suspects who were arrested in a drug den busted by authorities in Kabacan town, Cotabato province on Thursday.

PDEA-Soccsksargen Director Naravy Duquiatan said government forces were to serve a search warrant against Bumol Sumilalao, who is suspected of maintaining a den for his drug peddling operation in Kabacan’s Barangay Katidtuan at past 2 p.m.

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When they noticed, his men opened fire, sparking a brief firefight, at which time Sumilalao fled.

Arrested drug suspect in Kabacan

Photo from the PDEA 12 office.

But his companions, all of them his relatives were arrested. They were Amir Sumilalao, Tonican Sumilalao, Mohammad Orakim, Ervin Villagonzalo and To Dimaudtang.

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Duquiatan said the raiding team seized 15 grams of meth estimated to value P102,000, drug use paraphernalia, an improvised 12-gauge shotgun, a .45-caliber pistol, a .38-caliber revolver, and two hand grenades.

“Sumilalao’s group is involved in the proliferation of illegal drugs in selected areas in Cotabato province,”  Duquiatan said.

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