CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – A joint operation was launched by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) of Region 12 and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and Alamada Municipal Police force. JTFC’s 34th IB provided additional security forces during the operation at Sitio Maracabac, Barangay Guiling, Alamada, North Cotabato on May 13, 2020.
During the interagency effort, an agent posed as a buyer and bought P95,000 worth of suspected shabu from the group. The buy-bust operation led to the arrest of Ali Adapa, Usman Salangan, and Ang Pilong Selangan and to the seizure of two (2) sachets of suspected shabu weighing 100 grams with an estimated street value of P680,000.
Also seized were four (4) caliber 5.56 M16 rifles, three (3) M1 Garand rifles, one (1) caliber 7.62 M14 rifle, one (1) M79 grenade launcher, magazines, ammunition, handheld radios, and cellphone.
Suspects are currently detained at PDEA-12 custodial facility and will face charges on violation of RA 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and violation of RA 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.
JTFC Commander, Maj. Gen Diosdado C Carreon, lauded the accomplishment of 34th IB and said that JTFC will continue to support the government’s anti-drug campaign in collaboration with the lead agencies.