Friday, 20 April 2012 16:22
The Regional Director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency IX (PDEA) wants a thorough investigation on the arrest of alleged members of a drug syndicate last Tuesday in Sta. Barbara this city.
PDEA IX Regional Director Adzhar Albani said, “I want this investigated kasi imagine, composite forces may criminal, may Abu Sayaff Group (ASG), ang masama andun ang Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) natin.”
According to Albani, one of the three arrested persons is suspected to be ASG member Mahamud Mahadali who has a Warrant of Arrest for kidnap for ransom. “This is another worse situation wherein notorious persons can even penetrate our forces. We cannot solve a crime kahit gaano ka high profile pag may kasamang uniformado kami. Nag-rerespeto kami kahit sa mga pulis kung may nakauniform diyan, hindi na kami mag sita sita. Pag ganito, walang mangyari sa atin. Imagine yung mga nahuli namin wanted na with warrant of arrest sa drugs nabigyan pa ng mission order? Bakit ba ang pagbigay natin ng mission order wala na ba ginagawang background check kung sino siya.”
Nadzhul Alih, one of the suspects according to Albani was able to produce a fake Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ID.
On the presence of the CAFGU’s, Albani said “Ipalagay na natin sa alibi nila na mag-sesecure, are they authorized to secure VIP’s? Or worse, mag secure sila ng wanted person na hinuhuli namin?”
The case against Nadzhul Alih, Mahamud Mahadali, Larry Allama, and Wally Allama according to Albani is set to be filed today. The CAFGU’s countered the allegations and for the meantime will stay under the custody of the PDEA.
When arrested, Alih presented a military identification card with an alias name “Ismael Asmadi” with the rank of Corporal assigned with the ARMMUC, WMC, AFP based in Camp Navarro (Western Mindanao Command) with appointment letter, mission order, property acknowledgement receipt for equipment and certification/plantilla, duly signed by Maj. Aldam Samsawi (INF), Army Intelligence Officer.
Albani said the cases to be filed by the PDEA will include illegal possession of firearms, illegal possession of fragmentation grenade and explosives, illegal possession of drugs among others.
For the alleged CAFGU cohorts, Albani said, “they must be held liable pag di madala sa criminal, administratively.”
The PDEA Regional Director also revealed that the arrest has clear relation with the shooting incidents happening in this city. “Yung mga high profile killings dito masosolve natin.”
Larry Allama and Wally Allama are allegedly involved in the killing of Mayor Maldiza in barangay San Roque.
The six alleged members of a notorious Recodo-based drug syndicate were arrested last Tuesday after they attempted to rescue their leader from the custody of PDEA agents who were taking Nadzhul Alih to court.
A white Izusu Trooper with dark plate surfaced and tried to block their path near the Hall of Justice. When the PDEA saw armed men aboard the Isuzu Trooper, the group alighted from their vehicle, cornered the suspects and arrested them.
The suspects were identified as Sanong Alam, 42, Abraham Mohammad, 36, Salam Usni, 36, all members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit based in Recodo, Larry Alam, 37, Mahamud Malili, 32, and Wally Allama, 38, their team leader, all military “assets”, residents of Recodo.
The PDEA agents confiscated from their possession three assault rifles, three handguns, one hand grenade and a shabu pack which was fished out from Allama’s pocket.
Alih was nabbed by the PDEA agents led by Albani at a restaurant in Canelar last Friday night on the strength of a warrant for violation of Section 5, Article 2 of Republic Act 9165 with no bail bond recommended and violation of Section 11, Article 2 of Republic Act 9165 with recommended bail of P200,000.
The PDEA men recovered from Alih’s possession a 9mm pistol with three magazines loaded with 49 rounds of ammunition.
Aside from the drug case, Alih has pending warrant of arrest for frustrated murder and murder while Allama is wanted for frustrated murder. Alih is Number 1 in the city’s drug list in the city and number 3 in the region.
It was learned that wanted and notorious drug pusher “Binladen” is follower of Alih based in Recodo.
Albani said that after they arrested Alih, he received a reliable information that the latter’s followers will mount a rescue operation at the PDEA headquarters.
Albani alerted his men and sought for back-up forces from other government agencies. Before they took Alih to the court yesterday, he coordinated with the police and military to put up personnel along way to the Hall of Justice.
However, two unknown vans with armed men onboard were spotted along Suterville area. The two vans however disappeared after they saw the police and military along the road.
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