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Police, military arrest suspected drug dealer Jerry Alam in Basilan

/ 10:12 PM June 18, 2014

Combined security forces raid the residence of a suspected notorious drug dealer in Basilan on Wednesday, June 18. PHOTO from Army’s 4th Special Forces Battalion

MANILA, Philippines—Combined police and military forces have arrested a suspected drug dealer and seized P200,000 worth of shabu in the province of Basilan on Wednesday night, the military said.

Jerry Alam, an alleged “notorious” supplier of drugs in the cities of Isabela and Lamitan, was arrested in Upper Port Holland in the town of Maluso past 6p.m., Lieutenant Colonel Eliglen Villaflor, Commander of the Army’s 4th Special Forces Battalion told INQUIRER.net.

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The government forces, armed with a warrant from a local court, swooped down the residence of Alam, and also held seven others who were with him—three males and four females.

A five-minute firefight also ensued but no one was hurt. Some of Alam’s companions were able to escape.

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Villaflor said they were also able to recover seven firearms—two M16 rifles, one baby armalite, one M14, one garand rifle, one M203 grenade launcher and one KG 9 machine gun, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Alam and his companions will be brought to a police station in Isabela.

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