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Joint elements of Marawi City Police Station and Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, both of Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office, together with 55th Engineer Combat Brigade, PA, successfully arrested one drug personality and seized 15 grams of Shabu with standard drug price of Php 102,000.00 during a buy-bust operation conducted on February 16, 2022 at Sarimanok, Brgy. Marawi Poblacion, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.
The arrested suspect was identified as alias "Abukar Habier Ibrahim", 33 years old, male, married, jobless, and a resident of Brgy. Loksadatu, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, while one alias "Jamel" was able to elude arrest.
Accordingly, the poseur-buyer was able to buy four (4) heat sealed transparent plastic sachets allegedly containing Shabu from the suspects. Thus, the operatives effected the arrest, however alias “Jamel” was able to sense earlier that he was transacting with a PNP operative prompting him to escape and elude arrest.
Confiscated from the suspect's possession were Four (4) heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing substance of suspected Shabu, two (2) pieces of Php1,000.00 genuine money used as Buy Bust Money, and two (2) Identification cards.
The arrested suspect and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to Marawi City Police Station for proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges.
PBGen Arthur R Cabalona, Regional Director, PRO BAR, lauded the notable accomplishment of the operating units which manifests their dedication in eradicating illegal drugs. "I commend the operatives who conducted the buy-bust operation. This will greatly contribute in lessening the drug proliferation and will generally help in our continuous campaign against illegal drugs", PBGen Cabalona said.