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PRESS RELEASE NO. 250/18

DATE: JULY 201, 2018

Two high-value targets were arrested during simultaneous anti-drug operations in Davao City.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino identified the suspects as Dennis Patuya Cosep, alias Bantos, a member of Davao City Police Office Community Volunteers Task Force; and Analen Lim Dayola, alias An-an, a mother of a Sangguniang Kabataan chairman.

Aquino said at around 5:00 pm, July 13, 2018, joint elements of PDEA Regional Office XI (PDEA RO XI) under the supervision of Director Antonio Rivera, and Talomo Police Station implemented a search warrant in Purok 2, Gravahan, Matina, Davao City, resulting in the arrest of Cosep. Seized from Cosep were more or less two grams of suspected shabu worth Php13,600 and assorted drug paraphernalia.

On the same date, at around 8:10 pm, the same operatives conducted a buy-bust operation in Piapi Boulevard, Davao City resulting in the arrest of Dayola. Seized from her were more or less 0.02 gram of suspected shabu with an estimated value of Php1,000, and assorted paraphernalia. 

Cosep will be charged for violation of Section 6 (Maintenance of a Drug Den), Section 11 (Possession of Illegal Drugs), Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), while Dayola will be charged for violation of Section 11 and 12, Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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