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‘Big-time drug pusher’ arrested in Davao Sur

/ 05:39 PM March 20, 2014

DIGOS CITY, Philippines – Police authorities on Thursday arrested yet another suspected big-time pusher, who had been on their watchlist for months now, Senior Superintendent Michael John Dubria, Davao del Sur police director said.

Dubria told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by text message that the suspect, Joel Abalayan, 43, a resident of this city, yielded a homemade .9 millimeter sub-machine gun and sachets of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) valued at P50,000.

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“As I have said, our intensified campaign is against the big ones,” he said.

Dubria said combined elements of the provincial anti-illegal drugs special operation task force (PAIDSOTF) under Senior Inspector De Quencio Pante and the city police led by Superintendent Querubin Manalang conducted a buy-bust operation on Abalayan and successfully arrested the suspect on Thursday.

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“He yielded more sachets of shabu when frisked after the P1,000-marked money was recovered,” he said.

Dubria said charges of violation of the anti-drugs law and illegal possession of firearms were being prepared and would be filed soon against the suspect.

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