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     One drug suspect was arrested by joint elements of Lamitan City Police Station and RMFB-BASULTA during a buy-bust operation that led to the confiscation of unlicensed assorted firearms and four thousand worth of suspected shabu on Nov. 20, 2021 at Barangay Bohenange, Lamitan City, Basilan.

     Report from Lamitan City Police Station, identified the suspect as Roel Reyes Robinson, alias “ROMY”, 45 years old, married, rubber tapper and resident of Sitio Bekanon, Barangay Bohenange, Lamitan City, Basilan.
      The operating units confiscated from the suspect's possession were 0.120 grams of “shabu” with estimated value of Php 4,000.00; one (1) unit shotgun bearing SN 227442 without brand name; one (1) unit homemade THOMPSON type firearm with marking THONGRAM with one (1) empty magazine; two (2) units homemade shotgun without serial numbers; and four (4) pieces 12 Gauge live ammunition.
       Arrested person who is now detained at the Lamitan City Police custodial facility will be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 (The Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002) and RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act”.
PBGen Eden T Ugale, Regional Director PRO BAR, lauded the operating personnel in securing and protecting the Bangsamoro people from illegal acts. He said that PRO BAR anti-illegal drugs will be carried out with renewed vigor and aggressiveness against peddlers, and all other persons involved in illegal drugs.
       The Regional Director also encourages the Bangsamoro people to continue their support and active involvement in PNP’s campaign against loose firearms towards the attainment of a peaceful and orderly Bangsamoro National and Local Election (NLE) 2022.
      “As part of our early preparation for a peaceful and orderly conduct of NLE 2022, I am encouraging each and everyone to support our relentless effort and aggressive stance against unlicensed and loose firearms for this might be used as instruments to sow violence in the 2022 National and Local Elections." PBGen Ugale said.