Teacher, 2 others arrested for illegal drugs

Operatives have arrested three people, including a teacher, and seized illegal drugs in intensified military and police checkpoints on a separate occasion on Friday (September 10).

Task Force (TF) Davao spokesman Capt. John Louie Dema-ala identified those arrested as Jasper Amir C. Panontongan, 36, a teacher in Central Pilot School of Cotabato City, and resident of Gonzalo Javier St, Cotabato City; Chito Mc Gwynn P. Cardoza, 33 and resident of General Santos City; and Joeffrey B Jurolan, 51 of Puli, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.

Dema-ala said Panontongan was supposed to travel inside Davao City with his blue Toyota Avanza when busted by the authorities at the Sirawan Checkpoint in Toril.

Seized from him were P15,000 worth of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia.

Cardoza who was onboard a black Nissan Almera traveling towards downtown was intercepted at the Lasang Checkpoint in Barangay Lasang in possession of one gram of shabu worth about P3,840.

Jurolan, meanwhile, was onboard a white Toyota Hi-Ace Van traveling towards the city when caught with an improvised glass pipe with residue of suspected shabu and other drug paraphernalia.

Colonel Darren Comia, commander of TF Davao commended the troops for doing their duty with integrity coupled with zeal and dedication.

Comia said the arrests of these individuals is a testament of the commitment of the security sectors in ensuring the safety and security of the city.

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