Cops bag 9th drug trafficking suspect in Digos City in 20 days | Inquirer News

Cops bag 9th drug trafficking suspect in Digos City in 20 days

/ 03:57 PM May 20, 2014

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines – Police announced on Tuesday the arrest of another suspected drug trafficker here.

Supt. Querubin Manalang, city police chief, said Bong Jamad, 52, a resident of Pikit, North Cotabato, was the ninth suspect arrested in the past 20 days.

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He said Diamad was nabbed during a buy-bust operation mounted by the provincial anti-illegal drugs special operations task force under Senior Insp. Dequincio Pante.

Senior Supt. Michael John Dubria, Davao del Sur police chief, said Jamad yielded 15 grams of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) when arrested.

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He said the police found out that prior to his arrest, Jamad had been bringing into the province a considerable volume of shabu.

“But he had passed it on to another contact before he was arrested through a buy-bust operation,” Dubria said.

Manalang said charges for violation of the Anti-Dangerous Drugs Act were being readied against the suspect, who was being detained at the lockup cell of the city police office.

Mayor Joseph Peñas earlier urged anti-drugs authorities to catch the big ones and not just the small fishes.

Peñas said the anti-drugs campaign espoused by Davao del Sur Gov. Claude Bautista could only succeed if the major drug players fell.

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