2 ‘illegal drug traders’ arrested in Marawi City

Published August 10, 2021, 5:30 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog


Two suspected illegal drugs traders were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Marawi City, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday, August 10.

NBI Officer-in-Charge Director Eric B. Distor identified the two suspects as Omar Dimaporo and Dan Johnston Partos.

“The subjects will be charged with violation of Republic Act No. 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,” the NBI said in a statement.

It said the two suspects were arrested last Aug. 2 by members of the NBI’s Iligan District Office (NBI-ILDO) and the Marawi City Police Office.

It said that seized from Dimaporo was a transparent plastic sachet containing five grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, with an estimated street value of P34,000.

Confiscated from Partos were 31 plastic sachets containing shabu that weighed a total of six grams and with an estimated street value of P40,000, it also said.

“The arrested subjects were brought to NBI-ILDO for standard booking procedures and for their temporary detention, while the confiscated illegal drug will be forwarded to NBI Regional Office 10, Forensic Chemistry Division for quantitative and qualitative examination,” it added.