About 8.533 kilograms of shabu worth P58,024,000 was seized in a joint buy-bust operation in Imus, Cavite on June 19, 2021.

The operation was launched by the Manila Police District (MPD) Drug Enforcement Unit, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Cavite Provincial Police Office and Imus Municipal Police Station.

MPD chief Police Brigadier General Leo Francisco said five suspects were arrested for violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act or Republic Act No. 9165 during the buy-bust operation:

a. Tamano Daud y Mama, aka Tam, 41 years old, male, jobless, with previous case for Illegal Drugs and Murder
b. Ismael Daud y Gogo aka Intsik, 24 years old, male, married, jobless
c. Norma Maguid y Badal, aka Sandra, 36 years old female, married
d. Bainor Maguid y Ayunan, aka Bai, 23 years old, single, female
e. Omar Redia y Ahmad, aka Omar, 42 years old, single

Francisco said these suspects will also be charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition under Republic Act No. 10591.

“It was revealed that the suspects were members of the Tamano Drug Group distributing illegal drugs in Metro Manila, Quezon City and Rizal Province linked to Montessir Sabal,” the MPD chief said.

The following pieces of evidence were seized in the operation:

a. 13 pcs heat sealed transparent plastic sachets with white crystalline substance believed to be shabu
b. several pcs of colored plastics with white crystalline substance believed to be shabu
c. 10 pcs 1000 bill utilized as buy bust money
d. 40 pcs 1000 bill utilized as boodle money
e. 1 Glock 17 9mm pistol
f. 1 Kosnor London Chrome cal 45 pistol
g. several magazines and ammunitions of different caliber
h. drug paraphernalia, among other.