3 arrested for gun possession, illegal drugs in separate busts

A 32-YEAR-OLD tricycle driver was arrested by the Toril police and Task force Davao personnel at a checkpoint in barangay Sirawan, Toril district on Tuesday, 2:20 p.m.

Meanwhile, two high-value targets were arrested in a joint operation in Talomo District, Davao City, and Tagum City.

Chief Insp. Ronald Lao, precinct commander of Toril police identified her as Jenniber P. Quilaton, 32, driver and resident of Tomendo, Alamada, North Cotabato. He was driving a red Fuso canter with plate number MBZ 308.

Seized from her was one .38 caliber revolver without serial number with five live bullets.

The suspect failed to present any legal document for the gun. He was brought to Toril Police Precinct for filing of appropriate case for violation of RA 10591 (Illegal possession of Firearm).

Meanwhile, the agents of Davao del Norte-Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and San Pedro Police were able to seize almost P50,000 worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust in Lapu-lapu Street, Visayan Village, Tagum City around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

Chief Insp. Ramil Macarampat, the precinct commander, identified him as Jaycee John Montelibano Tano, 28, resident of Madaum, Tagum.

Tano was apprehended after selling illegal drugs to an agent poseur buyer in exchange of P1,000. He said the suspect was involved in selling illegal drugs Panabo, Tagum, and other adjacent cities and towns.

Furthermore, confiscated from the suspect was another rectangular sack of shabu weighing more or less five grams worth P46,000.

The suspect is now under the custody of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) XI.

Around 4:30 p.m. another operation was conducted at IWHA, Barangay Dumoy, Talomo District, which resulted to the apprehension of Reyminoza Mabini, 38, and resident of Km. 11, Zone 5, in Barangay Sasa.

He was arrested after handling over a sachet of shabu to an undercover officer in exchange of P500 money. His companion managed to escape by driving off in a taxi. Meanwhile, a policeman injured his finger while trying to stop the suspect from escaping.

Seized from Mabini were three sachets of shabu worth about P10,000. He said the suspect is involved in selling illegal drugs in the areas of Sta. Ana, San Pedro, Talomo, Sasa, and Buhangin.

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