NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley, November 4 (PIA) - - During the provincial wide simultaneous Lamabat Sibat Operations on October 30-31, the Compostela Valley Provincial Police Office (CVPPO) killed 1 suspected drug dealer and arrested a total of 28 suspected pushers from the 11 municipalities of the province.
CVPPO Provincial Police Director PSSUpt. Albert Ignatius Ferro reported in a press conference yesterday at their barracks that a certain Juanito Quiral Jr., a suspected drug dealer was gunned down by the police in Mawab as he resisted arrest and lobbed a hand grenade at the operatives.
PSSupt. Ferro revealed that Quiral is an enlisted and active personnel of the Philippin Army, who is facing several cases before the military court and with previous arrest record for illegal drugs and illegal possession of firearms.
During the operations, the police confiscated 71 different sizes of heat sealed transparent sachets believed to contain methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, suspected marijuana leaves and fruiting tops estimated to weigh at 1,130 grams with a market value of aroud P33,900, drug paraphernalia and firearms and ammunitions.
“The 71 sachets are still at the crime laboratory to determine its exact weight and value,” Ferro said.
Ferro emphasized that Lambat Sibat operations was based on 26 search warrants issued in Regional Trial Court Branch 4 in Panabo City and Regional Trial Court Branch 3 in Nabunturan.
He also said that included in the simultaneous Lambat Sibat were three buy-bust operations for the violation of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 or Republic Act 9165.
Ferro also noted that during the operation, the Monkayo Police were able to stop a riding in tandem, who were about to peddle drugs in the mining sites of Mount Diwalwal. (PIA11, Michael Uy)