Posted to the Western Mindanao Command (WESTMINCOM) Website (Dec 11, 2019): 3 drug personalities apprehended, 34M worth of shabu seized in Tawi-Tawi (By PIO Western Mindanao Command)
Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City-December 10, 2019
Combined AFP-PNP-PDEA elements apprehended 3 drug personalities and seized Php34, 000,000.00 worth of shabu in Tawi-Tawi at 8:30 am today, December 10, 2019.
Operating troops from the Marine Battalion Landing Team 9, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Tawi-Tawi/ BARMM/Zamboanga, Tawi-Tawi Provincial Police Office, and Bongao Municipal Police Station apprehended Haberson Jaafar y Abirin, Elmer Jamadin y Asid, and Adzfar Asali in an Anti-Illegal Drug Operation in Barangay Poblacion, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.
“Said operation also resulted in the seizure of more or less 5 kilograms of shabu with an estimated market value of Php34, 000,000.00,” said Brig. Gen. Camilo Balutan, commander of the Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi.
Apprehended personalities will be charged for violation of sections 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165.
“Congratulations to our marine troopers and our partner agencies for this very remarkable accomplishment,” said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
“It is noteworthy that we, together with other law enforcement agencies, have had significant gains in our campaign against illegal drugs,” Lt. Gen. Sobejana added.
“Rest assured that we will continue this quest to ensure a better life for our future generations,” he concluded.