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Wig did not work as disguise for drug convict

/ 07:27 PM October 17, 2016
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MANILA — The wig did not work this time around.

A convicted drug suspect who went into hiding for five years was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Barangay Plainview in Mandaluyong City.

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Senior Superintendent Joaquin Alva, Mandaluyong City Police chief, said Emmanuel Gamali, 56, was arrested by the warrant and subpoena section of the city police led by SPO4 Jose Drexell Molina around 4:30 pm on Sto. Rosario Street in Barangay Plainview.

The arrest was based on a warrant issued by Judge Maria Cancino-Erum of Mandaluyong City’s Regional Trial Court Branch 210 dated Feb. 18, 2013 for the violation of Section 15 of Article 111 of Republic Act 6425 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act if 2002.

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In 2002, Gamali was arrested by the Mandaluyong Police’s then Drug Enforcement unit in a buy-bust operation in Barangay J Rizal but was released on bail. He was convicted in 2011 for drug pushing and went into hiding after.

Molina said they got a tip-off from an informant that Gamali, who used as disguise a long wig, went back home at Block 3, Lot 21, Mabini J Rizal, after hiding in different places.

Gamali is currently detained at the Mandaluyong Police Station.  SFM

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