3 men busted for carjacking, illegal drugs in Northern Samar

Three men were arrested at a checkpoint in Northern Samar for alleged carjacking and transportation of "shabu."

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TACLOBAN CITY — Three men were arrested at a checkpoint in Allen town, Northern Samar on Tuesday morning for alleged carjacking and transportation of “shabu” (methamphetamine) valued at P7 million.

Amenolah Mamao, 32; Aminollah Mohammad, 43; and Jabbar Azis, 29, driver of a Toyota Vios were detained at the Allen police station.

Lt. Col. Ritchie Claravall, the officer-in-charge of the Regional Highway Patrol Unit of the Philippine National Police, disclosed that the vehicle was flagged down at a checkpoint in Barangay Jubasan, Allen at about 3 a.m.

During the inspection, the driver of the vehicle presented documents that were later discovered to be spurious. It was not clear yet where the vehicle came from.

Claravall said the packs of shabu were discovered with the help of a K-9 dog from the Philippine Coast Guard.

The vehicle had a tracking device that showed the owner of the vehicle was from Tarlac City.

Claravall said all three suspects will be charged with carjacking, and violation of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002.


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