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           MAGUINDANAO– Three (3) drug personalities were arrested in a buy bust operation at Sitio Khalid, Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, for peddling illegal drugs.

            Report from Sultan Kudarat Municipal Police Station disclosed that at about 7:30 AM of August 2, 2021, joint elements of PNP Drug Enforcement Group, Special Operation Unit (SOU) 11, SOU BAR; RMFB 14; RSOG and Sultan Kudarat Municipal Police Station conducted Joint Anti – Illegal Drugs (Buy Bust) Operation which resulted to the arrest of suspects after selling in conspiracy to the undercover agents the suspected shabu using one (1) piece genuine Php1,000 peso bill and 59 pieces of one thousand marked money.

            Based on report, the suspects were identified as Nashif Mundas Ismael, 25 years old, single, driver; Tato Mundas Mamalangkas, 32 years old, single, and Noraima Saguira Mamalangkas, 32 years old, married, unemployed, and all residents of Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

            Operatives recovered from suspects possessions are five (5) pieces of medium heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu with estimated value of one hundred seventy thousand pesos (Php170,000.00); 1 small heat sealed plastic containing white crystalline substance   suspected shabu; One (1) digital weighing scale, two (2) M16 rifles; five (5) long loaded magazines with 30 rounds live ammunition, small empty short magazine, two (2) Bandoleers; one (1) white empty container; two (2) different units of Cellular phones and one (1) CCTS ID Card of certain Noraima S Mamalangkas. The total seized illegal drugs weighed more or lease 52 grams with estimated value of three hundred fifty three thousand, six hundred pesos (Php 353,600.00).

            After documentation, inventory, and marking of evidence on the site of operation, the arrested suspects including the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to Sultan Kudarat Municipal Police Station for thorough investigation and proper disposition. The arrested suspects were properly informed of their constitutional rights in a dialect understood by them.  Appropriate charges will be filed by PNP Drug Enforcement Group against to the arrested suspects.

            PRO BAR Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Eden T UGale, lauds the operating unit and reiterates that PRO BAR is determined in eradicating illegal drugs in the Bangsamoro region. The relentless fight against illegal drugs of PRO BAR remains firm.

            The Regional Director also encourage the public to support PRO BAR fights against illegal drugs aims to secure and protect the Bangsamoro region, most especially the youth, from the scourge of illegal drugs.

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