MAGUINDANAO – One (1) local official was arrested in a buy bust operation at SPDA Compound, Barangay Poblacion, Buluan Maguindanao for peddling illegal drugs.

          Reports from Maguindanao Police Provincial Office to Police Brigadier General Samuel P Rodriguez, Regional Director of Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region disclosed that at about 5:30 o’clock in the morning of October 16, 2020, joint personnel of Buluan Municipal Police Station, PDEA BARMM and 40 Infantry Battalion arrested the suspect identified as Jaher M Guiapal alias ‘’Johny Long’’; a Barangay Kagawad and one of the High Valued Targets of Maguindanao province during the conduct of Anti-Illegal Drug Operations (buy bust) for selling of Illegal Drugs.

          Operating units recovered from the suspect possessions are one (1) piece black pouch containing nine (9) pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected shabu weighing approximately .20 grams with an estimated value of One hundred Thirty six thousand pesos (Php 136,000.00), one piece of 1,000 peso bill with SN EP 681816 on top of fourteen thousands pesos (Php 14,000.00) boodle money, one piece brown leatherette wallet containing several ID Cards and two (2) units analogues cellular phone.

          The arrested suspect was placed under surveillance for a week prior to the conduct of the buy bust operations. Cases for violation of Republic Act No 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) is being prepared for filing against the aforesaid suspect. The suspect brought to Buluan MPS for documentation. The suspect and recovered evidences are now under the custody of PDEA BARMM. Further, the suspect was informed on his constitutional rights.

          Meanwhile, PBGEN Rodriguez lauded the operating units and reiterates that PRO BAR is on top of eradicating illegal drugs in the Bangsamoro region.