GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Authorities recovered Php 5 million worth of illegal drugs from the home of Maasim, Sarangani Mayor Aniceto “Jojo” Lopez in an early morning raid at Barangay Lumasal, Maasim, Sarangani Province.
According to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 12 Director Gil Castro, the joint raiding team were able to recover a kilo of shabu and other dug parahernalias including suspected ecstacy, traces of shabu, laboratory equipment, various high-powered firearms, explosives, ammunitions and a list of suspected members of the group.
Castro added that Mayor Lopez was able to escape and was possibly tipped off about the raid on his residence.
Lopez is said to be the protector of the terror group Ansar Al-Khalifa Philippines or AKP.
The group was previously headed by Mohammad Jaafar Maguid aka Tokboy Maguid who was recently killed by authorities and is said to be responsible for the different incidents of bombing in the region.
The raiding team is composed of agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), pnp-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF), and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) implemented the serving of the search warrant. AES/ALS