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Joint operatives of Lanao del Sur PPO and PNP DEG successfully confiscated more or less 100 grams of “shabu” worth of Php 680,000 and arrested 2 drug peddlers during a buy bust operation at Purok 5, Brgy. East Kilikili, Wao, Lanao del Sur on November 2, 2021.

            Chief of Police of Wao MPS identified the arrested two drug peddlers as Jamil C Pobe, wounded during the buy bust operation, and Jabar Tambak Balangitao, both residents of Wao, Lanao del Sur, while the main target of the operation who managed to elude arrest was identified as Andy Rasdy Panarangin Alias “Utol”, resident of Maguing, LDS.

            Report from Wao MPS revealed that the suspects agreed to sell “shabu" to an undercover agent who posed as a poseur-buyer. However, after the transaction was consummated and before the poseur-buyer could give his signal to the operating team, the suspects sensed that they were dealing with PNP operatives, thus, one of the suspects grabbed the firearm of the poseur-buyer prompting other members of the operating team to shoot the suspects hitting Jamil C Pobe.

            Wounded suspect was immediately brought to Wao District Hospital for immediate medical intervention but later referred to Kibawe Provincial Hospital at Kibawe, Bukidnon.

            Suspects will be charged for Violation of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.

            PBGen Eden T Ugale, Regional Director, PRO BAR, lauds the operating personnel for their intensive and unrelenting campaign against trafficking and use of dangerous drugs in the Bangsamoro region.

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