COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) – Two suspects were arrested by a joint anti-illegal drug operation led by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in Marawi City on Thursday.
Director Juvenal Azurin, PDEA-BARMM chief said the operation took place in Poblacion Marawi around 3:25 p.m. and resulted in the confiscation of P6.8 million worth of suspected shabu (crystal meth).
Azurin said his agents posed as buyers leading to the arrest of Alexander Dayondong Aliponto from Tamparan, Lanao Del Sur and his cohort Adam Pandiin, alyas Titing of Marawi City.
They were immediately handcuffed.
Marawi Mayor Majul Gandambra and other local officials came to the arrest scene and signified as witnesses to the seizure.
Teams from the Marawi Police Station, Regional Mobile Force Company PNP Maritime group and 103rd Infantry Brigade joined the operation. (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera/MindaNews)