Drug den dismantled in South Cotabato




The Manila Times



SECURITY forces dismantled a drug den and arrested three men at Cannery Site village, Polomolok town, South Cotabato, on Thursday, May 12. One of the suspects was identified as Roy Tormon, 40, the alleged owner and operator of the drug den, Kath Abad, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 12 (Soccsksargen) information officer, said. Abad said they also arrested Joshua Berdigay, 28, and Chan Uba, 35, who were in the area. Authorities also recovered from the suspects six sachets of suspected shabu amounting to P81,000, the buy-bust money, drug paraphernalia and a cellphone. The suspects were arrested by the joint team from PDEASultan Kudarat, PDEA Regional Special Enforcement Team, PDEA South Cotabato and General Santos City Police. They are now detained at the custodial facility of PDEA Region 12 and will face criminal charges in violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.