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Marijuana dealer nabbed in entrapment operation

Peace and Order • 10:30 AM Tue Sep 3, 2019
John M. Unson

SULTAN KUDARAT ---- Anti- narcotics agents seized P120,000 worth of compressed marijuana from a large-scale peddler who fell in an entrapment operation Sunday.

The 24-year-old Suharto Kusain, now in the custody of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-12, shall be prosecuted for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Philippine Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

He was arrested in the town proper of Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat while about to sell P120,000 worth of dried marijuana to plainclothes agents of PDEA-12.

Naravy Duquiatan, director of PDEA-12, said Monday Kusain got his supply of marijuana from a propagator in North Cotabato province.

He distributed his illegal merchandise to contacts in Lambayong and nearby towns in Sultan Kudarat province, according to Duquitan.

Kusain is among PDEA-12’s top ten most wanted marijuana trafficker in central Mindanao.

Duquiatan said the agency is thankful to the police and vigilant residents of Lambayong for providing agents information on his activities.

PDEA-12 agents nabbed another drug dealer in an operation in Barangay Fatima in General Santos City a day before Kusain was arrested.

Claudie Diola, 36, was cornered by PDEA-12 agents after two weeks of surveillance.

Diola doubled as tricycle driver as cover for his large-scale trafficking of shabu in different barangays in General Santos City.

He uses his tricycle in delivering shabu to his buyers, Duquiatan said.

Diola is now clamped down in a detention facility of PDEA-12. 

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