In the ongoing fight against illegal drugs, Kabuntalan MPS personnel conducted a police response when a concerned citizen reported a suspicious malefactor suspected of being a drug courier which led to the suspect’s arrest on May 15, 2023 in Brgy Pedtad, Kabuntalan, Maguindanao del Norte.

Kabuntalan MPS revealed that at around 2:25PM of the same date, while personnel of this MPS is conducting mobile patrol, a phone call was received from a concerned citizen of Brgy Montay, Datu Piang, Maguindanao Del Sur who stated that a drug suspect was about to cross the river via bangka heading to Brgy. Kabuntalan territory.

Personnel from this station then proceeded to the area to confirm the veracity of the report. When they saw the suspect approaching, they did a quick interrogation and a plain view search and the following items were found from the suspect’s possession: Three (3) pcs medium heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected as shabu; One (1) pc small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet suspected as shabu with a total estimated weight of MOL 12.5 grams and with an estimated street value of worth Php81,600.00; and other suspected drug paraphernalia.

The arrested suspect attempted to resist but he was subdued. He was identified as Sajid Emamprang Dasnan, male, 30 years old, married, unemployed and a residence of Brgy Gang, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao del Norte and subject of the surveillance which began three months ago for his involvement for illegal drug activities.

Markings and inventory were conducted at the place of apprehension and duly witnessed by elected barangay officials and representative from the media.

Moreover, the arrested person and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to Kabuntalan Municipal Police Station for documentation and proper disposition while a case for violation of RA 9165 is being prepared against him.

PBGEN ALLAN C NOBLEZA, Regional Director, PRO BAR, commended the operating units for this successful accomplishment which demonstrates PRO BAR’s unwavering commitment to eradicating all forms of illegal drug activities in the region.