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Ex-policeman falls in buy-bust

BUTUAN CITY: A dismissed police officer who is on the High Valued Target (HVT) in the drug list of Northeastern Mindanao Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) was arrested together with his companion by authorities in San Juan, Surigao City.

Chief Supt. Rolando B. Felix, regional director of PRO 13, identified the dismissed policeman as Frederick P. Cosmiano, 41, formerly assigned at the Surigao City Intelligence Division of Surigao City Police Station (SCPS) and resident of Purok 1, Barangay Nabago, Surigao City.

His arrested companion was also identified as Junie E. Matin-ao, 30, also of that same place. Seized in the alleged possession of Cosmiano were suspected shabu worth P118,000 and P100 peso bills marked money while an estimated P6,372 worth of shabu and marked money was also seized from Matin-ao.

“Our Project Double Barrel Alpha is now in high gear, which includes the cleansing the police rank in various parts in Caraga region,” said Felix.

Felix also announced that the Project Double Barrel Alpha will continue “without let up” even during the holiday season. (Mike U. Crismundo)

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