WAO, LDS – Two suspected drug personalities were arrested in a buy-bust operations and seized from them some 100 grams of shabu at Purok 7, Barangay East Kilikili, Wao, Lanao Del Sur on  Thursday afternoon.

          Report from Wao Municipal Police Station disclosed that on August 5, 2021, operatives from the PNP and PDEA conducted an Anti-Illegal Drug Operations (buy-bust) which resulted to the confiscation of suspected shabu weighing more or less 100 grams with an estimated market value of Six Hundred Eighty Thousand Pesos (Php 680,000.00) and arrest of suspects identified as Zenaida Totingan Macalnas alias “JASS”, 27 years old, female, married, jobless; and Lalano Totingan Macaalang also known as “Said M Mocamad”, 22 years old, male,  single, jobless, both residents of Purok 6, Barangay East Kilikili, Wao, Lanao Del Sur.

           Confiscated pieces of evidence were properly processed in the presence of arrested suspects, and witnesses by National Prosecution Representative, Chairman of Barangay East Kilikili, and local media representative. The arrested suspects were properly informed of their constitutional rights in a dialect understood by them.

          Suspects were brought to Wao Municipal Police Station for proper disposition, while confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to PNP DEG SOU BAR for proper documentation and disposition. A case for violation of Republic Act 9165 is being prepared for filing against the suspects.

          PRO BAR Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Eden T Ugale, lauds the operating unit and reiterates that PRO BAR is determined to end illegal drugs menace in the region. He further reiterates that PRO BAR remain constantly working with PDEA and other law enforcement groups to eradicate the small-scale and big-time drug personalities in the Bangsamoro region.