Two drug personalities were apprehended in a joint buy bust operation in Barangay Poblacion 2, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao at 12 noon yesterday, November 7.
Operating team was composed of the combined elements from PDEA-ARMM, PDEU-Maguindanao Provincial Police Office (MagPPO), 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company, Shariff Aguak Municipal Police Station, 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion, and Shariff Aguak local government unit.
“We are here to support other law enforcement agencies in their endeavors for the common good,” said Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, JTF Central commander.
Arrested personalities were identified as Samrod Mamasainged Damada a.k.a Sam and Nordin Datala.
Seized from their possession were 1 heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet enclosed in a heat-sealed yellow plastic tea bag with Chinese characters labelled with daguany with 1 kilo white crystalline substance believed to be Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (Shabu) with market value amounting to Php6, 800, 000.00; 1 genuine and 15 bundles photocopied Php1, 000.00 bill; 1 black sling bag; 1 brown wallet with Php1,000.00 bill; 1 M16A1 Colt AR-15; 1 high cap magazine loaded with 30 rounds cartridge 5.56mm Ball live ammunition; 68 rounds cartridge 7.62 Ball; assorted IDs; and 1 unit white Suzuki multicab with no plate number.
“Congratulations to the operating team composed of troops from PDEA, PNP, and the 1st Mech Inf Bn for the successful conduct of the buy bust operation,” said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
“Our efforts will never falter if close coordination and cooperation among stakeholders are done in achieving our common goal of having a peaceful and progressive life,” added Lt. Gen. Sobejana.
Damada, Datala, and the recovered items are currently placed under the custody of PDEA-BARMM in Cotabato City for proper disposition.