3 arrested over drugs, weapons

October 02, 2019

THREE men including a barangay captain were arrested by agents of the Police Regional Office 12 for illegal possession of dangerous drugs and weapons during separate anti-crime operations in the region on Tuesday, PRO12 director, Brigadier General Alfred S. Corpus said yesterday.

One of the suspects identified as Jonathan Viray alias ‘Jojo,’ a 53-year-old house painter from Kimpo Subdivision in RH13, Cotabato City was arrested during a buy-bust operation at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, the official said.

Corpus said that members of the Cotabato City Police Office Drug Enforcement Unit recovered a heat-sealed plastic sachet containing shabu and a marked P500 bill from the suspect.

The 2nd suspect identified as Ryan Maladia,35, a resident of Purok Josen in Bgy. Tuyan, Malapatan, Sarangani was arrested at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday inside his house which was raided by the local police.

Recovered inside Maladia’s residence were three small heat-sealed plastic sachets containing the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine,’ various drug paraphernalia and a caliber .45 pistol with a magazine containing six live ammunition.

On the other hand, the third suspect identified as Datu Ayatullah Jainal Mapandala, 39, the chairman of Bgy. Kiladap in Talitay, Maguindanao was arrested for illegal possession of firearm in Bgy. Dukay in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.