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P5.3 million cocaine seized in Tawi-Tawi

Roel Pareño, Ric Sapnu - The Philippine Star

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Joint security forces and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized a kilo of cocaine valued at P5.3 million in a sting in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi on Friday.

Capt. Alberto Bartolome, Sitangkai police chief, said Basir Daud, 49, a resident of Barangay Sipangkot, was arrested.

An M16 rifle was recovered from the suspect.

Bartolome said Daud had been under surveillance prior to his arrest.

In Bataan, police said an improvised shotgun, a caliber .38 revolver, nine sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia were recovered from seven suspects caught during a pot session in Barangay Daan Pari in Orion, Bataan on Friday.

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