In line with PRO BAR’s commitment to its Anti-Illegal Drug Campaign, tracker team of Station1 Cotabato City Police Office-CDEU, CCPO-CIU, CMFC-CCPO, RIU-BAR, PDEG, and MBLT5 in coordination with PDEA-BARMM initiated an intelligence driven buy-bust operation that resulted in the arrest of two (2) drug peddlers and confiscation of 30 grams of Shabu worth Php204,000.00 in City Plaza Población 6, Cotabato City on May 5, 2023.

Tho Taligaba Biwang, alias “Datumama,” a 22-year-old farmer from Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao Del Norte, and Muhajer Kadon Makalunos, an 18-year-old student from Kilalan Talitay, Maguindanao Del Norte, were arrested after selling shabu to a poseur buyer.

30 grams of Shabu valued at Php204,000.00, 17 pieces of One Hundred Pesos worth Php1,700.00, and a genuine marked money of one Php1,000.00 peso bill placed on top of the Php79,000.00 boodle/buy-bust money were recovered from the suspects’ possession and control.

The confiscated evidence was marked and inventoried on-site in their presence, and witnesses from the LGU, Department of Justice, and media representative.

The arrested suspects are now in the custody of Station 1-CCPO and will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 (the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002), while the recovered evidence will be submitted to Regional Forensic Unit BAR for laboratory analysis.

Regional Director PBGEN ALLAN CRUZ NOBLEZA lauded the operating units on the successful drug-bust operation; their efforts underscore PRO BAR’s aggressive and honest law enforcement operations in eradicating illegal drug trade and use, particularly among the youth.