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TAWI-TAWI – Joint elements of the Bongao Municipal Police Station, 1st Special Operation Unit Maritime Group, and Marine Brigade Landing Team 12 neutralized a big-time drug peddler after an anti-illegal drug operation on May 16, 2022 at Barangay Tubig Tanah, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.
 
The investigation report disclosed that Bongao MPS, in collaboration with operatives of SOU Maritime Group and MBLT 12, responded to a report from a concerned citizen regarding an illegal drug trade at Barangay Tubig Tanah in Bongao Municipality which resulted to the neutralization of the suspect.
 
Bongao Municipal Police Station identified the suspect as Abdurahim Jainal, also known as "AKMARAHIM", of legal age, male, married, belonged to the government’s watch list of high-value targets and notorious drug suppliers in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.
 
The operatives recovered from Akmarahim's possession' were more or less 550 grams of suspected shabu worth PHP 3,740,000.00; one (1) unit of NORINCO Caliber 45 with ammunition; one (1) unit of Remington Caliber.45 with inserted magazines and ammunition; one (1) unit of Beretta 9mm Taurus with inserted magazine and ammunition; one (1) unit of Colt M16 Rifle (Baby Armalite) with inserted magazine and ammunition; one (1) piece hand grenade; one (1) piece rifle grenade; one (1) piece digital weighing scale; three long M16 magazines;.45 caliber magazines; and other pieces of evidence.
 
Furthermore, the Tawi-Tawi SOCO Team processed the crime scene and recovered pieces of empty shells and caliber.45 slugs. After the documentation, inventory, marking, and processing of the crime scene, the neutralized suspect was brought to IPHO Hospital and was then turned-over to his family and relatives.
 
The firearms and ammunition recovered are in the custody of the SOCO team, Tawi-Tawi for examination while the seized illegal drugs and other pieces of evidence were brought to Bongao MPS for investigation and proper disposition.
 
PROBAR Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Arthur R Cabalona, lauds the operating units and reiterates that PROBAR is determined to eradicate the small-scale and big-time drug personalities in the Bangsamoro region.

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