MARAWI CITY: The number 2 top priority drug personality in Lanao del Sur has been arrested recently in one of the barangays of Bubong municipality in the province, police said.
Col. Madzgani M. Mukaram, chief of Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office (LDSPPO), in a statement said Samsoding Ali Macasasa, second priority drug personality of the province was arrested on June 13, 2020 at Brgy. Matampay-Dimaro, Bubong, Lanao del Sur by virtue of the Search Warrant for Violation of Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act issued by RTC 12 Branch 11 in Malabang.
Mukaram said the operation was jointly conducted by LDSPPO, 1403rd RMFB, PNP SAF, 103rd Haribon Brigade and 8th Cavalry Company Armor Division, PA under his direct supervision.
The operating troops have confiscated from the suspect One M16 rifle with attached grenade launcher; Magazine loaded with live ammunitions; One piece rifle grenade; two pieces hand grenades; and one piece big Ziplock plastic bag containing white crystalline substance believed to be Shabu weighing more or less 35 grams with and estimated DDB market value of Php 238,000.
The suspect was brought to LDSPPO for documentation along with the recovered pieces of evidence for ballistic and drug examination by the Provincial Crime Laboratory for filing of appropriate charges in court, while above mentioned Search Warrant was returned to its issuing court.
“His arrest by the combined forces of PNP and AFP will send message about the renewed campaign of this office against high value target and in line with the focus directives of newly installed RD-PROBAR, PBGEN MANUEL M ABU,” said Mukaram.
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