Drugs, guns seized from Boratong’s cohorts
Operatives of the Eastern Police District (EPD) raided the other day three houses in Pasig City reportedly being used as hideouts by the cohorts of a convicted drug lord, resulting in the seizure of high-powered firearms, ammunition as well as illegal drugs.
The police, however, failed to arrest Aleman Boratong also known as Boy Negros, Joey “Jeremiah” Mamon and Acsaimen Amer who also goes by the alias of “Mac-Mac.”
Authorities said the three were behind “70 to 80” percent of the drug trade in the city.
According to the group, Boratong serves as the group’s hitman and drug distributor. Amer is in charge of transacting with buyers while Mamon is responsible for the group’s firearms.
The three used to work for Amin Imam Boratong who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2009 for running a “shabu” or methamphetamine hydrochloride tiangge (flea market) in Barangay (village) Mapayapa, Pasig City.
Located on a compound just half a kilometer away from city hall, the tiangge was raided by the police in February 2006.
Sunday’s operation was carried out on V. Baltazar Street in the same barangay. Seized during the raid on three houses were ammunition for a cal. .45 pistol, a suspected improvised explosive device, an empty magazine for an M-16 rifle, an AK 47 rifle, a 9 mm. submachine pistol and two sachets of shabu, according to SPD director Chief Supt. Miguel Laurel.
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