Maguindanao-- Two (2) drug personalities in Maguindanao were arrested in a buy bust operation in Barangay Kanguan, Datu Piang, Maguindanao on April 9, 2021.

             Report from Maguindanao Police Provincial Office disclosed that at about 4:15 PM of April 9, 2021, personnel of PDEA BARMM, Datu Piang Municipal Police Station, RMFB14, 1402nd RMFC, and 6ID, PA conducted an Anti – Illegal Drug (Buy Bust) Operation which resulted to the arrest of suspects identified as: Kal Mangayag Zainal, married, legal age, and Indag Muslima Zainal, married, legal age, both residents of Datu Salibo, Maguindanao.

            Operatives recovered from the suspects' possessions are the following pieces of evidence: a. MOL 200grms of suspected shabu with estimated value of Php 1,360,000.00; b. One (1) piece genuine 1000 peso bill used as buy bust money; c. One unit Maroon Mitsubishi Mirage bearing plate number MAH6529; d. One unit cal. 40 Glock 22 pistol with magazine and 12 live ammunition; e. One unit magazine assembly with 12 live ammunition; f. Identification cards; g. One brown wallet; h. One brown sling bag; i. One black sling bag; j. One OR/CR and photo copy of voters ID under the name of Noveliza Adventurado Salvo; and k. one unit Oppo Cellular Phone.

         After documentation, inventory, and marking of evidence on the site of operation, the arrested suspects including the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to PDEA BARMM Office for thorough investigation and proper disposition. The arrested suspects were properly informed of their constitutional rights in a dialect understood by them.

             Police Brigadier General Eden T. Ugale, Regional Director of PRO BAR lauded the operating units and reiterated that PRO BAR is determined in eradicating illegal drugs in the Bangsamoro region with intensified efforts to secure and protect the Bangsamoro people.