BUTUAN CITY—Police arrested a man and confiscated almost a million pesos worth of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in a drug raid in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur.
The Agusan del Sur Provincial Police Office identified the suspect as Normala Mamao Yusop, of legal age and a resident of Purok 2-B, Buri St., Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur, arrested for violation of anti-illegal drug laws.
Yusop also had a previous arrest warrant for violation Art. 2, Section 12 of RA 9165 signed by Hon. Judge Hector B. Salise of Branch 7, Regional Trial Court, docketed under Criminal Case No. 4220, dated June 1, 2015.
Normala Mamao Yusop’s residence was also the subject of a search warrant No. 2016-06 for violation of RA 9165, dated Jan. 13, 2016 which was implemented by the police team at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The police raiding team recovered from the house of Yusop a pouch containing 13 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, estimated to weigh 80.0 grams and may amount to P944,000; a digital weighing scale; a bundle of empty transparent plastic cellophane and a pack of transparent plastic cellophane.
The suspect was also included in the illegal drugs target list for the 4th quarter of the CY 2015 and the drugs watchlist for the first quarter of CY 2016.
The police report mentioned that the raiding team consisted of personnel from Bayugan City Police headed by its officer-in-charge PSupt. Reynante N. Sibayton, together with his deputy chief of police Sr. Insp. David G. Mondero III; Insp. Emerson A. Bajao and the members of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group and Insp. Joselito F. delos Santos heading the Special Weapons and Tactics team.
The suspect and the confiscated items were immediately brought to the custody of Bayugan City Police Station for documentation.