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Cops recovered suspected shabu, handgun in Kitaotao raid


Central Mindanao Newswatch - local newspaper

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MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (28 January 2024) – A composite police team found a suspected shabu and a weapon during a raid on an illicit drug suspect’s home in Sitio Bacayan, Brgy. Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon

According to the report of Police Captain Christopher P. Tuzara, OIC of the Kitaotao Municipal Police Station (KMPS), the raid took place about 2:38 a.m. on January 27, 2024.

Tuzara identified the suspect as a 35-year-old individual with a drug-related personality.

Members of the Kitaotao MPS and the Bukidnon Provincial Police Office’s Provincial Intelligence Unit Tracking Team discovered six heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, totaling 7.3 grams and valued at PhP49,640.00.

They also found drug paraphernalia, a coin purse, a blue-black pouch, and a belt bag.

A Daewoo brand 9mm handgun with serial number 15765 in silver with a black grip cover, an inserted magazine loaded with 13 live bullets, and nine pieces of cal.45 pistol were also discovered from the suspect’s possession.

A case of breach of Section 11, Article II of the R.A. No. 9165 was filed against the arrested suspect.

The recovered drugs were transported to the Bukidnon Forensic Unit in Malaybalay City for qualitative and quantitative investigations.

The seized pistol was also taken to the Forensic Office for ballistic testing. (melbmadera)

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