By JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL
CAMP SIONGCO. Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao:
P1 Million worth of shabu was seized from two drug personalities who were arrested in a joint buy-bust operation launched by the military, police, and PDEA-BARMM here on Wednesday, the military said.
Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom), said, “Based on the report from Joint Task Force (JTF) Central, the joint operation conducted by the combined elements of the 2nd Mechanized Battalion, 6th Infantry Battalion, PDEA-BARMM, and Datu Odin Sinsuat Municipal Police Station resulted in the apprehension of two drug personalities identified as Sabir Tahir Omar, a.k.a. Bertos Taher Omar, and Enar Lumawan Bulilo, a.k.a. Jabbar.”
Vinluan said the authorities bought from the suspects during the buy-bust operation conducted at the Public Market of Barangay Dalican, here in the morning of Wednesday, five heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing more or less 250 grams white crystalline substance believed to be shabu placed inside a green backpack with an estimated market value amounting to P1 million.
Seized were five heat-sealed sachets of shabu, one genuine one-thousand peso bill on top of six bundles of boodle money worth P600, 000.00, three cellular phones, wallets and identification cards, one black sling bag, and one motorcycle after conducting body search with the said suspects.
Omar and Bulilo were brought to the PDEA-BARMM for proper disposition and appropriate filing of charges.
“The military continues to conduct law enforcement support operations with the police and other law enforcement agencies to prevent the proliferation of illegal drugs in the province of Maguindanao,” said Col. Ferdinand Lacadin, Officer-In-Charge of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade.
Meanwhile, Joint Task Force Central Commander Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy said, “JTF Central will continue to fulfill its mandates to end terrorism, and assist our partners in deterring crimes and expediting the arrest of lawless elements in our area of operation”. JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL