A buy-bust operation was conducted by the joint personnel of 1403RD, PDEU/PSOG LDSPPO, MARAWI CPS, PIB/PIU LDSPPO, 1st PMFC LDSPPO, in coordination with PDEA which resulted in the arrest of the suspects to wit:
- Sowair Mindalano Lantong, a.k.a. ASRAF MULOC GANI a.k.a PAUL, 36 y.o., single, jobless, and a resident of Brgy. Dimalna, Marawi City, TOP 3 drug personality of Lanao Del Sur PPO;
- Patty Benito Paloman, 49 y.o., married, male, junior process server, and a resident of Brgy Rapasun, Marawi City; and
- Mahid Macabato Omar, 35 y.o., male, separated, Philhealth SG, and a resident of Brgy Raya Saduc, Marawi City.
The said buy bust operation was conducted around 6:00 PM of March 16, 2021 at Brgy. Rapasun, Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur. Confiscated from the possession of the suspects were: a. Two (2) ziplock plastic bag containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu with estimated weigh of 350 grams with DDB value of Php 2,380,000.00; b. One (1) heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substances believed to be shabu with estimated weight of 0.5 grams with DDB value of Php3,400.00; c. Two (4) heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu with estimated weigh of 1 gram with DDB value of Php 13,600.00; d. One (1) cal .45 colt without serial number; and e. other drug paraphernalia.
Police Regional Office of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in it's relentless fight against Illegal Drugs has resulted to multiple success in buy bust operations. It will sustain its momentum with more aggressive operations to fully extinguish the proliferation of illegal drugs in the region.