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            A combined operation of PRO BAR operatives together with PNP Maritime Group collared 2 "high-valued-individuals’’ in Sitio Sicagut, Brgy Lawi-Lawi, Lantawan Basilan around 11:00 AM of June 28, 2021.

            The successful buy-bust operation resulted in the seizure of Php 450, 000.00 worth of shabu, and the arrest of HVIs’ identified as Edwin Hamid Sawadjaan; Marvin Daños Sawadjaan both residents of Brgy South Gaunan Zone II, Maluso, Basilan; and one Utih A. Kaying a resident of Brgy Tubigan, Maluso Basilan.

            Investigation disclosed that Edwin Hamid Sawadjaan was selling one (1) jumbo pack heat-sealed sachet of a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu worth Php 100,000.00 to a poseur buyer.

Further body search conducted on Edwin Hamid Sawadjaan resulted to the recoveries of another jumbo pack of seven (7) heat-sealed white crystalline substance believed to be shabu with an estimated DDB Value worth Php 350,000.000 with an estimated weight of 50g, one (1) Combat Commander COLT MK1V Cal .45 with inserted magazine chamber loaded with 6 live Ammos tucked on his waist. Recovered from Utih A. Kaying was with one (1) Colt Cal .45 and inserted magazine chamber loaded with 6 live Ammos tucked on his waist. While Marvin Daños Sawadjaan, on the other hand, was with several drug paraphernalia.

            Charges for the violation of Republic Act 9165, an act instituting the comprehensive dangerous drugs act of 2002, and the Republic Act No. 10591, ''The Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act'', the one that prohibits the unlawful acquisition or possession of ammunition and penalizes the offense with a minimum prison term of six (6) to twelve (12) years are now being readied for filing against the arrested suspects who are under the custody of Lantawan Municipal Police Station.

            Police Regional Office of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region intensifies the conduct of Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operation (SACLEO) in the Bangsamoro Region which yielded significant results on its campaign against illegal drugs. Its focused campaign program on anti-illegal drugs is yielding positive results on the arrest of High Valued Target and their network. PRO BAR also continually accelerates its effort in engaging with the community and promotes involvement of Local Barangays and LGUs in the suppression of drug proliferation in the region.

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