• Police arrest 6 in ARMM over drugs


    PARANG, Maguindanao: Six persons involved allegedly in illegal drug activities here have been arrested by joint police and military personnel on Saturday, the police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PNP-ARMM) said on Sunday.

    In a statement, PNP-ARMM said police agents backed by elements of the 37th Infantry Battalion, implemented anti-illegal drugs campaign dubbed as “Double Barrel” and arrested Majed Baulo, Isidro Villaries Jr, Datukon Dalao, Papa Baulom, Nestor Mariga and Abdulla Laduka, all included in the police watch list on illegal drugs.

    Items seized include: six big heat sealed plastic sachet and 62 small heat-sealed sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be ‘shabu,’ 15 pieces lighters, nine pieces aluminum foil, four rounds of ammunition for 12 gauge shot gun, eight rounds of ammunition for a caliber .22, pistol, one calibre .45 pistol with one magazine, and six motorcycles.

    PNP-ARMM said the seized items have an estimated market value of P1.5 million.

    The raid, covered by a search warrant issued by Judge Bansawan Ibrahim of Regional Trial Court Branch 13 in Cotabato City, was conducted around 3 p.m. in Barangay Poblacion 2 and Barangay Nituan, Parang, Maguindanao.



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