In line with PNP’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Operation through Reinforcement and Education (ADORE), Double Barrel Finale Version 2022, combined operatives of Marawi City Police Station, Molundo Municipal Police Station, Taraka Municipal Police Station, and 500 Combat Engineer Battalion, PA successfully arrested one (1) drug peddler and seized PHP 272,000 worth of Shabu in a buy-bust operation on March 23, 2022 in Bgy. Patani, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.
Report from Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office identified the arrested suspect as Cairon Abogado Dimasangkay, female, 29 years old, married, and a resident of Butig, Lanao Del Sur.
The operation ensued from the information supplied by PDEA. Accordingly, a poseur buyer was able to purchase one piece of heat-sealed transparent sachet suspected to be shabu from the aforementioned suspect. After the transaction, the operatives immediately conducted the pre-planned buy-bust, which resulted to the arrest of the suspect.
Confiscated pieces of evidence from the arrested suspect's possession and control were: 40 grams of shabu with a standard drug price of PHP 272,000; one (1) cellphone; and one (1) genuine PHP 1000 bill placed on top of one (1) bundle of boodle money. On-site inventory was done in the presence of two DOJ representatives and one media representative.
The arrested suspect is now under the custody of Marawi CPS for documentation, while the recovered pieces of evidence were submitted to the Cotabato Crime Laboratory for examination.
A case for violation of RA 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, is being prepared for filing against the arrested suspect.
PBGen Arthur R Cabalona, Regional Director, PRO BAR, praised the combined operatives’ unwavering efforts. Further, he emphasized PRO BAR's willingness to work with other law enforcement units to eradicate the proliferation of illegal drugs across the region.