KUTA SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – The Joint Law Enforcement Operations of Army troops with Zamboanga del Norte police resulted to the death of one (1) drug personality in Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte, 4:30 in the morning March 25.
Elements of 42nd Infantry Battalion, an Army unit under the Joint Task Force ZAMPELAN, supported a Joint Law Enforcement Operations with the Philippine National Police of Zamboanga del Norte in Brgy Dona Cecila, Sirawai municipality, Zamboanga del Norte Province today. The Joint Law Enforcement Operation resulted to the death of drug personality Julhadi A Amil.
A Search Warrant was implemented for violation of RA 10591 (An Act providing for a comprehensive law on firearms and ammunition and providing penalties for violations thereof) and RA 9165 (The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).
Recovered from the scene of the operation were six (6) small sachet of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, twenty (20) rolled foils, one (1) KG9 submachine gun, and one (1) Cal.45 pistol (COLT).
Earlier, on March 04, 2018, troops of 42IB encountered some lawless elements at Brgy Panabutan, Sirawai after responding on reports from the concerned civilians which resulted to a short firefight .
“Joint Law Enforcement Operations are manifestations of the government’s mandate to protect the people. This operation was successful because of the help of the people and the community” Liuetenant Colonel Danilo G Ambe, Commander, 42nd Infantry Battalion, said.
Major General Roseller G Murillo, Commander of 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, Philippine Army, congratulated the troops for the successful law enforcement operations conducted jointly with the PNP.
We will continue to assist other government law enforcement agencies in their law enforcement operations in Zamboanga Peninsula as this is vital in our vision to attain peace and development in this country to further advance the welfare and uplift the living condition of the civilian community we are protecting and serving” Major General Murillo added.
Recovered drug materials and paraphernalias were brought to Sirawai Municipal Police Station for evidence marking and proper disposition.