Couple nabbed in Davao for carrying illegal drugs worth P500,000 | Inquirer News

Couple nabbed in Davao for carrying illegal drugs worth P500,000

/ 05:06 PM February 22, 2016

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Authorities arrested a Lanao-based couple here after yielding nearly P500,000 worth of shabu at a military checkpoint in Barangay Sirawan in Toril district on Sunday.

Adzhar Alabani, chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (Pdea) in Southern Mindanao, said combined elements of the Pdea, the Toril district police and the Air Intelligence Security Squadron arrested Esmael, 40; and his wife, Ashinaya, 37, who hailed from Balabagan, Lanao del Sur.

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Albani said the Pdea got a tip that a Ford Everest with shabu was coming to the city on Sunday.

This was why the Pdea – in coordination with other agencies – waited at the Task Force Davao checkpoint in Sirawan, he said.

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When the couple’s vehicle flagged down and was searched, Albani said they found some 50 grams of suspected shabu worth P450,000.

The couple was immediately arrested and was charged for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 on Monday, Albani said.

The couple’s vehicle was also seized as part of evidence, he said.

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