MILF MEMBER, WIFE ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS

COTABATO CITY — Anti-narcotics and police agents arrested Thursday a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), his wife and another man following a separate anti-illegal drug buy bust operation in Barangay Mother Poblacion, Cotabato City.

Arrested were Usman Karun Daud, 49, who possessed an identification card showing he was a member of the MILF, and his wife Bainan Kautin, 49, both members of Kautin Drug Group operating in Cotabato City.

Senior Supt. Raul Supeter, Cotabato City police director, said the couple had been under surveillance for the past two weeks due to their alleged illegal activities.

Anti-narcotics agents backed by Army Special Forces operatives arrested the couple during a rain in their homes. Illegal drugs and shabu paraphernalia were seized from them.

In another anti-drug buy bust operation, police and government forces arrested JanJan Jabla, 27, of Barangay Meohao, Kidapawan City.

Jabla was arrested at a police checkpoint in Barangay Balabaran, Cotabato City Thursday morning while driving his motorbike without license plate.

When asked by police agents to present registration records of his vehicle, Jabla pulled out his wallet and as he opened it, several sachets of suspected shabu fell.

This prompted police operatives to arrest him for possession of illegal drugs.

All the suspects have been charged for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. PNA/northboundasia.com