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1 High-Value Individual and 1 Suspect for Crime of Direct Assault with Attempted Murder Arrested in Drug Bust Operation

Police Regional Office 12- A High-Value Individual (HVI) and a suspect for crime of direct assault with attempted murder arrested were arrested in a drug bust operation on April 14, 2020, in Sarangani Province and North Cotabato, respectively.

At around 9:30 pm on April 14, 2020, elements of Maasim Municipal Police Station under the supervision of PCPT HERMAN J LUNA OIC-MPS together with SPPO-PDEU/PIU, SPMFC, 1204th RMFB 12 and Bravo coy 27IB PA conducted entrapment operation (Buy-bust) particularly at Sitio Seguil, Brgy. Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani Province against Jimmy Sumali y Tan alias “Jim”, 53 years old, male, married, watchman and a resident of Purok 9, Sitio Seguil, Brgy. Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani Province. The said suspect target list (HVI) Municipal level.

A confidential informant and designated poseur buyer have been able to buy one (1) pc small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be a “shabu” with estimated more or less 0.0100 gram. The suspect was then successfully arrested when poseur buyer gestured the pre-arranged signal and later brought and followed by the search at the place of arrest in the presence of media personnel Ruston M. Larisa of Radyo Bandera FM Gensan and Brgy. Capt. Rajik Kudarat from Brgy. Tinoto, of the said Municipality, leading to the recovery of the buy-bust money from the possession and control of above-mentioned arrested suspect described as follows: one(1) pc five hundred peso bill bearing serial number FV890026 as mark money, one (1) piece crumpled foil containing suspected Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (shabu) possession with estimated more or less 0.0100 gram and paraphernalia. 

The suspect was informed of his constitutional rights and the nature of his arrest by the apprehending officer. Proper investigatory was done at the place of arrest on the presence of mandatory witnesses. Suspect was subject to physical/medical examination in compliance with R. A. 9745 and currently detained at the said police station for proper disposition.

Moreover, at about 4:00 PM of the same date, task force manhunt Charlie of this Pikit Municipal Police Station led by PLT. JOSEPH BACQUISA LETIGIO, Deputy Chief of Police proceeded to Barangay Pamalian, Pikit, Cotabato to effect the warrant of arrest against Datu Son Sana Manukil, 39 years old, married, farmer and resident of Takepan, Pikit, Cotabato for the crime of Direct Assault with Attempted Murder, with a recommended bail bond of One Hundred Twenty Thousand Pesos (Php 120, 000.00).

The suspect was successfully arrested and appraised his constitutional rights, during the body search confiscated from his possession and control was one (1) piece improvise tooter (drug paraphernalia). The subject person now under the custody of the said station and the case for violation of Sec. 12 of RA 9165 was also filed in court while the recovered piece of evidence will be turned over to Provincial Crime Laboratory Office Kidapawan City. 

“People should not be complacent during Enhanced Community Quarantine because we, in the PNP, won’t get slack on drug personalities. Our anti-illegal drugs campaign is still effective and remains in place”, said PBGEN ALFRED S CORPUS, RD PRO 12.

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