Mindanao Times » philippine drug enforcement agency http://mindanaotimes.net Sun, 23 Sep 2018 08:04:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.25 Davao’s top drug supplier arrested http://mindanaotimes.net/davaos-top-drug-supplier-arrested/ http://mindanaotimes.net/davaos-top-drug-supplier-arrested/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:45:25 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=54178 Read more ›]]> The alleged number one drug personality in Davao Region was arrested by agents of the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other law enforcement units in Mabini, Compostela Valley on Thursday.
Antonio Rivera, PDEA XI director, identified the suspect as Saidel Taha Sahid, 46, businessman and resident of Maco Alawya Beach, Maco, Compostela Valley.

Rivera said Sahid was arrested for conspiring to sell three big packs of shabu, weighing around 25 grams with a street value of P375,000, to an agent who acted as poseur buyer for P125,000 during the operation in Capinigan, Cadunan, Mabini.

Sahid’s 25-year-old son, Alhakim Sakkam Ismael, alias Kim, was able to elude arrest. He served as his father’s driver and bodyguard.

The buy-bust marked money was recovered from the suspect’s possession.

Authorities also confiscated a Hyundai Starex, believed to be used in the illegal drug activities.

PDEA XI spokesperson Nephi Noli Dimaandal said Sahid is the number 1 in their drug list of high-value targets

He said they conducted monitoring against Sahid for years. Sahid’s name first came out in the drug list in 2008.

Dimaandal said Sahid supplied drugs in the region, particularly in Davao del Norte.

Aiding the PDEA in the operation were Compostela Valley Province Provincial Police Office Intelligence Branch, Maco Municipal Police Station, Mabini Municipal Police Station, and Regional Drug Enforcement Unit at around 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

The arrested suspect is now detained at the PDEA XI detention facility while the seized drugs were forwarded to the PDEA Laboratory Section for qualitative and quantitative examination.

A case for violation of Section 26, in relation to Section 5, Article II, of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) is being prepared against the suspect and his son.

Dimaandal reiterated that the arrest of Sahid “serves as a warning to all drug perpetrators operating in Davao Region that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine National Police and the community are closely working together and always vigilant in the fight against illegal drugs.”

The PDEA is asking everyone to help the government attain its vision for a drug free Philippines by reporting to us those who are involved in illegal drug activities. Concerned citizens can call or text 082-222-3045, 09395433405 or 09331481387.


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Jeepney, trike drivers arrested in drug busts http://mindanaotimes.net/jeepney-trike-drivers-arrested-in-drug-busts/ http://mindanaotimes.net/jeepney-trike-drivers-arrested-in-drug-busts/#comments Sun, 28 Jan 2018 11:18:50 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=53542 ]]> A JEEPNEY driver was arrested by members of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) of  the Buhangin police, in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI, in Purok 5, Lower Cabantian, Buhangin District around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Sr.  Supt.  Alexander Tagum, Davao City Police Office director, identified the suspect as Emuel P. Orguelles, 24, resident of the area. He reportedly handed over a sachet of shabu to an undercover police officer for P1,000.

Recovered from his possession were 12 sachets of shabu. The suspect reportedly showed up at the Buhangin precinct on Jul. 28, 2016 to clear his name in the drug watch list.

The suspect is now under the custody of the police precinct pending the filing of appropriate case against him in court.

Also on Saturday, the drug enforcement team of the Toril Police Precinct, led by Chief Insp.  Jerome de Guzman, arrested tricycle driver Mark Anthony J. Villarosa, 22, resident of Barangay Lubogan during a buy-bust operation.

He reportedly sold P500-worth of shabu to the poseur-buyer.

Recovered from his possession were one unit of My Phone cell phone and the marked money.

A case for violation of Sec. 5 of R.A 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) is being prepared against the suspect.

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