Sunday, June 25, 2017

Police arrest man in DND ML wanted list in Cotabato City

From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 25): Police arrest man in DND ML wanted list in Cotabato City

Police here have arrested a 42-year-old man for drug pushing but it was learned later that he was included in the Department of National Defense wanted persons.

Arrested by joint police and anti-narcotics agents was Mamatanto Ampatuan during anti-drug operations along Sinsuat Avenue, Rosary Heights 10, Cotabato City at 11 a.m. today, June 25.

Ampatuan was included in the list of personalities the DND ordered to be arrested in connection with terrorism that hit Marawi City. He was in the list of DND’s Arrest, Search and Seizure Order (ASSO).

Senior Supt. Victor Valencia, city police director, told reporters the anti-drug operation resulted in the recovery of a huge amount of shabu, drug paraphernalia, a mobile phone, PHP5,700 cash marked money and a motorbike.

The suspect is now detained at the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (CIDG-ARMM) lock up cell. He will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Valencia also announced the arrest of a construction foreman for possession of firearms while police were implementing curfew hours.

Valencia identified the suspect as Jeffrey Comaengking, 32, a resident of Penafrancia Villega, Rosary Heights 11, Cotabato City.

Seized from Comaengking was a cal. 5.56 pistol and ammunition without legal documents.

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