Authorities arrest couple, seize P6.8M shabu

By John Unson

COTABATO CITY – Authorities have seized P6.8-million worth of shabu from a couple who fell in an entrapment operation over the weekend, a regional police official said Tuesday.

Brig. Gen. Samuel Rodriguez, director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, identified the suspects as Busran Ampatua Saripada, 64, and his 46-year-old wife, Monera, who are now in detention.

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The couple are facing charges for violating Republic Act 9165, also known as the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, according to Rodriguez.

Police operatives have arrested Saripada and his spouse after selling a kilo of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to non-uniformed police agents in a tradeoff in Wao town in Lanao del Sur.

Lanao del Sur is a component province of the Bangsamoro region.

Rodruguez said the operation that resulted in the arrest of the suspects was laid with the help of vigilant Wao residents privy to their drug trafficking activities.


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