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          Maguindanao – A suspected drug personality was arrested in buy-bust operations and seized from him 50 grams of shabu along National Highway, Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on Saturday morning.

           Report from Datu Odin Sinsuat Police Station disclosed that on August 14, 2021, operatives from the PNP and PDEA together with personnel of 2nd Mechanized Battalion conducted Anti-Illegal Drug Operations (buy-bust) at the aforementioned place which resulted to the confiscation of suspected shabu weighing more or less 50 grams with an estimated value of Three Hundred Forty Thousand Pesos (Php 340,000.00) and arrest of suspect identified as Arsad Ketong Salik, of legal age, male, and resident of Talayan, Maguindanao.

             Also recovered from Salik's possessions was, one (1) unit Caliber 45 Colt Pistol with magazine loaded with 10 rounds of live ammunition, and one (1) extra magazine loaded with 7 rounds of ammunition.

             The arrested suspect together with the confiscated drug items and other pieces of evidence were brought to PDEA BARMM for investigation and proper disposition. A case is being prepared for filing against the suspect for violating the Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2004) and RA 10591 (Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition).

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

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