Drug den dismantled, 102K worth of shabu seized in Marawi City

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Combined elements of the 55th Engineer Brigade, PDEA Lanao del Sur, and 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok Papandayan, Barangay Caniogan, Marawi City on February 9, 2022.

Lt. Gen. Alfredo, Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command said that the operation resulted in the dismantling of a drug den, seizure of more or less 15 grams of Shabu with an estimated value of P102,000.00, and apprehension of five illegal drug personalities.

Apprehended personalities were identified as Asmirah Abubakar, Richard Solis, Arjun Auditor, Sainor Montawa, and Jalil Aloyodan. Aside from the 15 grams of Shabu, operating troops also confiscated one genuine 1000-peso bill placed on top of 9 pieces of photocopied 1000-peso bill used as buy-bust money, one Samsung analog phone, one Oppo Android phone, various identification card under the name of Asmirah Abubakar, and drug paraphernalia from the suspects.

According to Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio, Commander of Joint Task Force ZamPeLan, the apprehended personalities were brought to Lanao del Sur Provincial Police Office for filing of appropriate charges.

“This is another accomplishment attributable to the combined efforts of our troops and the elements from PDEA and PNP,” Maj. Gen. Ponio further stated.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. Rosario, Jr. assured that the military will continue to assist law enforcement agencies in curbing illegal drug operations in WestMinCom’s area of operation.

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