By Bonita Ermac
The joint anti-drug operatives arrested six drug personalities in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the 34th Infantry Battalion and Philippine National Police at Purok 6, barangay East Kili-kili, Wao town in Lanao del Sur yesterday.
During the operation, the arresting team also seized suspected shabu worth about P250,000.
Authorities idenfied the suspects as Abdul D. Batong-gara, Olomodin M. Tubigan, Panarangin Tangorak, Ismael Antar, Baisah Alih, and Casanor Balangitao. They were caught trading drugs with the PDEA agents.
During the raid, 13 sachets of illegal drugs weighing at least 75 grams, cellphones and illegal drug paraphernalia were seized in their houses
6th Infantry Division commander Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said the combined efforts of the operating units in the drug buy-bust operation yielded a successful operation that caught the wanted drug personalities of Wao.
He also commended the operatives for the successful and well-coordinated operation.
The suspects are now in the custody Wao Police Station and charges of violating Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002 will be filed against them.