Army seizes P50-K shabu, firearm in NoCot

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ARRESTED. Authorities record the PHP50,000 worth of shabu and illegal firearm (inset) seized from drug suspect Danny Cabuyao (handcuffed) during a court-ordered search in his house in Barangay Salunayan, Midsayap, North Cotabato on Thursday (Nov. 14, 2019). Joint operatives of the Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion, Midsayap police, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 12 conducted the raid. (Photos courtesy of 6ID)

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — Backed by police and anti-narcotics agents, Army troopers seized an estimated PHP50,000 worth of shabu and an illegal firearm from a drug suspect in Midsayap, North Cotabato Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander and head of Joint Task Force Central, identified the arrested suspect as Danny M. Cabuyao, 45, of Barangay Salunayan in Midsayap.

Seized from the suspect by the raiding team, headed by elements of the Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion (IB), were 48 sachets of suspected shabu weighing some five grams with a street value of PHP50,000; a .45-caliber pistol, and ammunition.

Armed with a search warrant issued by a local court, joint operatives of the 34th IB, the Midsayap police, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 12, swooped down on the suspect’s house in Salunayan village around 4 a.m. and caught him flatfooted.

“We will sustain our commitment to partner with the police and other agencies, particularly in law enforcement operations, to ensure the safety and security of everyone in our area of jurisdiction,” Carreon said following the successful operation.

Cabuyao was turned over by the Army troopers to the Midsayap police for the proper filing of charges in violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) and RA 10591 (Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition). (PNA)

The Philippine News Agency is a web-based newswire service of the Philippine government under the supervision of the News and Information Bureau (NIB) of the Presidential Communications Office (PCO).

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