Drug leader plunged to his death

A LEADER of a drug syndicate died after he jumped out of the window of his house fleeing law enforcers who were hot on his heels, Thursday evening. His companions, 15 of them, were arrested by joint forces of the Eastern Mindanao- CIDU along with Davao City Police Office and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI (PDEA) in Purok 13,Tibungco.

Ador Asis Albao, 52, reportedly jumped from the second floor of his house to the sea below but hit his head on a wood post which could have caused his demise. Law enforcers saw him already lifeless.

Confiscated from the 15 suspects were: one caliber of 9mm; one long magazine and 43 live ammunitions; two .45 caliber with 2 magazines and 15 live ammunitions; two .38 revolver with 5 live ammunitions; two long empty magazines; two live ammunitions of cal. 22; 3 inside holsters and a hand grenade.

Also seized were 24 different sizes of sachets of shabu weighing a total of 187.39 grams with an estimated street value of P1,686,510; 51 rolls of dried marijuana leaves with a street value of P3,500,an electronic weighing scale and assorted drug paraphernalia.

A joint operation of Paglalansag Omega was conducted  by EastMin-CIDU Asst. Regional Director led by Supt. Edilberto Leonardo, DCPO led by Sr. Supt. Vicente D. Danao Jr. and Emerson Rosales, director of PDEA XI.

The operation was conducted through the two search warrants  for violation of RA 10591 issued by Hon. Retrina Fuentes of RTC, Branch 10 against Albao.

Sr. Supt. Vicente D. Danao Jr., said that the  suspect was considered as a big time drug pusher in Davao City.

Assst. Regional Director Edilberto Leonardo, also said that since October last year they have already monitored the group who were involved in selling firearms.

Kadtong mga walay kwarta, tapos gusto ug baril gina pa lay-away nya,” Leonardo said.

PDEA director Rosales said the suspect was the one who supplies drugs to the city from Cotabato City.

The cadaver of Albao was brought to the Rivera Funeral Parlor while the other arrested are now detained in CIDG XI and will face charges for violation of RA 10591 or illegal possession of firearms along with RA 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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