Alleged BIFF member falls in drug bust

Published June 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Joseph Jubelag

COTABATO CITY — An alleged member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter yielded some P3.5 million worth of illegal drugs during a drug entrapment operation conducted on Thursday by government’s anti-narcotics agents in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

(via Joseph Jubelag / MANILA BULLETIN)
(via Joseph Jubelag / MANILA BULLETIN)

Juvenal Azurin, regional chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, identified the suspect as Jordan Mamasapano Rakim, 39, said to a member of the ISIS-linked BIFF who was involved n illegal drug trade and carnapping.

Azurin said PDEA agents backed by soldiers and policemen arrested the suspect during a drug bust in Barangay Datu Pangiaman, Datu Odin Sinsuat and yielded some 500 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as “shabu’ worth P3.5 million.

Azurin said the local drug network of Rakim was believed to be busted following the suspect’s arrest. Authorities said aside from illegal drug trade the suspect was also involved in a series of carnapping activities in Maguindanao province.

The PNP-Regional Highway Patrol Group listed the suspect as number one most wanted carnapper in the region. Charges for selling and possession of illegal drugs were filed against the suspect who is presently detained at the PDEA detention facility in the city.