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          At about 10:30 PM of February 10, 2021, operatives and elements of Bongao MPS led by PMAJ ANNIDUL M SALI together with SOU9 - PNP DEG, conducted buy bust operation at Brgy Tubig Tanah, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi which resulted to the arrest of the following suspects for the Violation of R.A. 9165: a. AKMAD BAKUN HARUN a.k.a. KUYA, 35 y/o, male, single and a resident of Brgy Tubig Tanah, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi; b. ASARI ALAWI ALIHASSAN, 24 yrs old, male, single and a resident of Brgy Tubig Tanah, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.

          Confiscated from the possession and control of the suspects are: a. Thirty one (31) pieces of transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline granules believed to be Shabu MOL 500.000 grams (Half kilo) with DDB Value worth of Php3.4 Million; b.One (1) piece of transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline granules believed to be Shabu MOL 15.000 grams with DDB Value worth of Php102,000.00 (Purchased item); c. One (1) piece of 500 peso paper bill (registered buy bust/marked money) with Serial Number BU262907 together with thirty three (33) pieces of 500 peso paper bills (Genuine money) with the total amount of Php17,000.00; d. Drug money amounting to Php5,000.00; e. Drug paraphernalia; and f. Other pieces of evidence.

          After documentation, inventory, and markings, the arrested suspects together with the purchased, seized, and confiscated drug items and other pieces of evidence were brought to Bongao MPS for investigation and proper disposition.

          Since October 2020, Police Regional Office of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region’s anti-illegal drug campaign has been very fruitful. Aside from arresting drug peddlers, this is one of the major accomplishment hitting a million mark in market value of the confiscated drugs.

          PBGEN Samuel P Rodriguez, RD, PRO BAR commends this continued display of excellence specifically of the operatives from Tawi-Tawi Police Provincial Office. This accomplishment is another proof that PNP PRO BAR is relentless in its pursuit of criminals and syndicates behind illegal drugs.

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