Camp Sgt Quintin Merecido, Buhangin, Davao City- Regional Director, PBGen Marcelo C Morales, announced that the intensified implementation of anti-illegal drugs campaign of Police Regional Office 11, led to the dismantling of a drug den and netted six (6) drug peddlers as well as the recovery of several sachets of illegal drugs and assorted drug paraphernalia in three separate buy-bust operations conducted yesterday, August 15.

Investigation revealed that at about 11:15 AM, DEU Personnel of Tagum CPS conducted Anti-Illegal Drug Operation (buy-bust) at Purok Bayanihan, Barangay Magugpo West, Tagum City that resulted to the arrest of Jamalluden Saumay Mamuwalas, 45 yrs old, jobless, married, resident of Prk Kalimudan, Brgy Salvador, Lanao del Norte; Lainor Saumay Lininding, 24 yrs old, jobless, single, resident of Prk Kalimudan, Brgy Salvador, Lanao del Norte; Sarah Joy Divegal Abatayo, 24 yrs old, jobless, single, resident of Purok Pine Tree, Brgy San Miguel, Digos City, Davao del Sur; and Shela Mae Ocay Suan, 30 yrs old, jobless, married, resident of Purok Tipaz, Brgy East, Tagum City.

Confiscated during the course of operation were: one (1) jumbo pack heat sealed transparent cellophane containing white crystalline substance believed to be “shabu,
another Eleven (11) sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be “shabu”, bundle of money as boodle money and three (3) sachets with traces of shabu residues.

Meanwhile, PBGEN Morales said, “These suspects have been long monitored by our Intel Operatives for the past weeks peddling illegal drugs and we were also able to locate their “hideout” which led to this successful buy-bust operation and dismantling of drug den.”

The seized illegal drugs had an estimated value of more or less Six Thousand Pesos (Php 120, 000.00).

Also in Tagum City, a housewife, Aida Tataa Saumay, 45 yrs old, jobless, married, resident of Purok Kalimudan, Brgy. Salvador, Lanao del Norte was also busted for selling shabu to the police poseur buyer at Purok Bayanihan, Barangay Magugpo West, Tagum City at about 11:15 AM yesterday. Confiscated dangerous drugs from the suspect have a value of more or less Ten thousand pesos (Php 10,000.00).

Meanwhile in Davao City, a 28 year-old electrician identified as ART JUSTIN CATEQUISTA LASTIMADO, Alias ART, 28 years old, male, single, and a resident of Lot 9, Block 2, Atis St., Ulha Village, Ulas, Talomo, Davao City was apprehended by Talomo Police Drug Enforcement Operatives for drug peddling yesterday at 1:25 PM at Purok 43, Lanzones St., Ulha Village, Ulas, Talomo Poblacion Davao City.

A case for Violation of RA 9165 is now being readied for filing in court against the abovementioned suspects.

Moreover, RD Morales lauded the operating teams’ courage and obedience in following his order to conduct massive operation against illegal drugs in their area of responsibility.

Authority: PBGEN. MARCELO C. MORALES, RD, PRO XI
Releasing Officer: PMAJ JASON L BARIA , C, RPIO
Police Regional Office 11
Camp Sgt. Quintin M Merecido, Buhangin, Davao City
PRESS RELEASE No. 08-16-01
Date: August 16, 2019