Big time shabu cou­ple nabbed for P1M drugs

Mindanao Times - - NEWS - BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

AU­THOR­I­TIES have ar­rested a cou­ple from Maguin­danao who ped­dled il­le­gal drugs in the city and have con­fis­cated a P1.2 mil­lion worth of shabu in a buy-bust last Satur­day evening in Barangay Sasa, Buhangin.

Ma­jor Reuben Lib­era, the com­man­der of Sasa Po­lice Sta­tion, iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as Kasim Lau­pan Laguin­say, 52, a se­cu­rity guard, and wife Linda Abubacar Laguin­say, alias Aunte, 51, both from Ma­har­likha Pobla­cion, Pa­galun­gan Maguin­danao.

Lib­era said the wife, among those sub­jects in their drug watch list, is con­sid­ered as a high value tar­get (HVT) due to the “large quan­tity” of il­le­gal drugs that she’s deal­ing.

The po­lice com­man­der said the two sus­pects were ar­rested af­ter they con­spired in sell­ing shabu to a po­lice of­fi­cer who acted as poseur buyer in Mus­lim Vil­lage, Km. 11, Sasa at 6 p.m. Satur­day.

In the joint op­er­a­tion con­ducted by the Sasa Po­lice Sta­tion and the Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency XI, agents con­fis­cated two big sa­chets con­tain­ing shabu worth P1.2 mil­lion. The P77,000 marked money was also re­cov­ered.

Lib­era said they placed the wife un­der survil­lance af­ter her name cropped up in their pre­vi­ous in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

“Dur­ing our case build up, she dealed and deliev­ered il­le­gal drugs to a par­tic­u­lar con­tact,” Lib­era said, adding that they es­ti­mated that she’s deal­ing with at least five other con­tacts in the city.

He said the ar­rest of the sus­pects is the re­sult of their in­ten­si­fied cam­paign against il­le­gal drugs and their ded­i­ca­tion to erad­i­cate the drug men­ace with the help of the com­mu­nity.

Drug charges are now be­ing pre­pared against the two sus­pects.

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