PDEA, Army seize PhP 6.8-M worth of shabu in MSU Marawi

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 30 January) –Joint operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade seized more than a kilo of shabu being sold in the state-run Mindanao State University in Marawi City on Wednesday.

Col. Jose Maria Cuerpo, commander of the Army 103rd Infantry Brigade said the operatives arrested two suspects identified as Muhajir Usman Talad, a resident of Iligan City and Tocalo Jamal Manumbilo, a resident of Barangay Bolao, Maguing town, Lanao del Sur.

Cuerpo said the suspects allegedly sold the 1.4 kilo shabu worth P6.8 million to PDEA undercover operatives beside the Dimaporo gym at the university’s commercial center Wednesday morning.

He said the operatives recovered the P1.5 million in marked money used in the buy-bust operation.

Cuerpo said a Yamaha Aerox motorcycle used by the suspects was also seized.

Cuerpo said drug syndicates have resorted to selling illegal drugs inside the campus because they have a strong Army presence in the city, outside the campus.

Marawi Mayor Majul Gandamra said they are closely monitoring the activities of these drug syndicates. (Froilan Gallardo / MindaNews)