drug traders who were captured in a search warrant operations by
joint elements of the PNP and military at Brgy. Timbangan,
Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao on October 6, 2016.
(Photo by JPC)
Cops, soldiers nab
suspected drug dealers in Maguindanao
By 19th Infantry Battalion,
October 7, 2016
Maguindanao – Authorities arrested five (5) suspected drug dealers
during a law enforcement operations in this town on Thursday, October
Police Chief Inspector
Armando Liwan, Chief of Shariff Aguak Municipal Police Station
identified the suspects as Macky Balubugan Dumpao, 48; Mensing Sumalay
Daligdig, 18; Abo Subpian Dumpao, 20; Montero Baluno Dumpao, 18; and
Tato Ali Ezong a.k.a. Cobra, 30.
The suspects were captured
after a five-minute firefight during the attempted serving of the
search warrant around 6:45 a.m. at So. Dumpao, Timbangan, Shariff
The items seized during the
operation were one small sachet containing alleged methamphetamine
hydrochloride (shabu), 11 empty sachets, six pieces of disposable
lighter, two digital weighing scales, one roll aluminum foil, one M16
rifle with scope and attached M203 grenade launcher, one improvised
M79 grenade launcher, one magazine loaded with seven live ammunitions,
one M203 grenade launcher ammunition, one M16 magazine pouch, and one
grenade launcher pouch.
Liwan said that joint
personnel of Shariff Aguak Municipal Police Station, Provincial Public
Safety Company and 19th Infantry (Commando) Battalion launched the
operation by virtue of search warrants number 2016-146, 2016-143,
2016-144-and 2016-145 issued by Judge Banzawan Ibrahim, Al-Haj of
Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch13.
The other subjects of the
search warrant who were said to be Macky Dumpao’s cohorts in illegal
drug trade were able to escape during the ensuing firefight and fled
the from the scene.
Meanwhile, the arrested
suspects are now detained at Shariff Aguak Municipal Police Station
pending the filing of charges for violation of Republic Act 9165
(Illegal Selling and Illegal Possession of Dangerous Drugs) and
Republic Act 8294 (Illegal Possession of Firearms).