Police seizes 6.8 million pesos of shabu in Lanao Sur

THE REGION
By Divina M. Suson
June 7, 2019

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ILIGAN CITY ----- Authorities arrested around 12:00 on Friday, June 7, two suspects and seized a kilo of suspected 'shabu' in a joint anti-drug buybust operation in Purok 7 Kapigis, Barangay Eastern, Wao, Lanao del Sur.

The joint buybust operation was facilitated by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA BAR), PDEA 12, 34th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, Wao Municipal Police Station and the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) of Lanao del Sur Provincial Police Office.

Police Colonel Madzgani Mukaram, chief of Lanao del Sur Provincial Police Office, identified the suspects as Darangji Ombo Angatong, alias Salaudin and Lendi Asiw Mangondacan.

Mangondacan was wounded when he tried to escape and exchanged fire with the arresting officer according to Mukaram.

"He was brought to Wao District Hospital for medical treatment," Mukaram said.

The seized drugs has an estimated market value of 6.8 million pesos based on the estimate of the PDEA.

Operatives have also seized the buybust money, assorted identification cards and other non drug evidence including one unit of KIA Picanto, color blue with plate number ZFN 679.

The suspects and the evidences were brought to PDEA BARMM office in Cotabato for proper disposition.


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