THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested a notorious gun-for-hire caught in the act of selling methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu to an undercover agent in Maguindanao on May 8. PDEA chief Arturo G. Cacdac Jr. identified the suspect as Dida Bantay Alfonso, 48 years old, a farmer from Taviran, Datu Odin Sinsuat. “He [Alfonso] is the brother of Tuli Bantay Alfonso, a suspected member of the Bua Drug Group who eluded arrest during a buy-bust operation conducted by PDEA-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in Maguindanao just a couple of days ago,” said Cacdac. Also seized from Dida Bantay Alfonso were a .45 caliber pistol with five rounds of live ammunition and a cal. 45 magazine assembly.