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            TAWI-TAWI – Fourteen (14) drug personalities were arrested in a buy bust operation at Barangay Nunukan, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi for peddling illegal drugs.

         Report from Tawi-Tawi Police Provincial Office to Police Brigadier General Samuel P Rodriguez, Regional Director of Police Regional Office of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region disclosed that at about 11 o’clock in the evening of November 7, 2020, joint personnel of Sibutu Municipal Police Station, Provincial Mobile Force Company of Tawi-Tawi PPO, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency,  51st SAC of PNP Special Action Force, Tactical Operations Squadron of Philippine Air Force and National Intelligence Agency conducted an Anti – Illegal Drugs (Buy Bust) Operation that resulted to the arrest of suspect identified as Tiblan Basa, 49 years old, a high value target drug pusher in Sibutu  and thirteen others were caught on the act of using illegal drugs identified as Ganhar Gangan, 15 years old, Agasi Makmu, 15 years old, Arab Rubil, 18 Years old, Aron Sapal, 15 years old, Alfaisar Mohammad, 39 years old, Rayan Pala, 19 years old, Makmak Basa 14 years old, Raffy Sirafika 15 years old, Barin Jamalul 15 years old, Arban Basa 21 years old, Shainban Basa, 16 years old, Wilman Ibih, 18 years old and Mohammad Nur Basa, 30 years old, all residents of Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi.

            Recovered from the possessions of the suspects were more or less 150 grams of white crystalline substance suspected shabu with an estimated market value of one million and twenty thousand pesos (Php 1,020,000.00), Drug paraphernalia, five (5) pieces of improvised rifle, buy-bust money, one (1) Honda CRF 250cc color red and one (1) Honda Wave 110cc color blue.            Inventory of the confiscated pieces of evidence were done in the presence of local officials of the said place. The arrested suspects were properly informed of their constitutional rights.

          The arrested suspects including the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Tawi-Tawi for thorough investigation and proper disposition.

             RD, PRO BAR Police BGen Rodriguez lauded the operating units and reiterates that PRO BAR is determined in eradicating illegal drugs in the Bangsamoro region. ###