1 million worth of shabu seized from 2 apprehended drug personalities

Two drug personalities were nabbed, while 1M worth of shabu was seized in a joint buy-bust operation launched by the military, police, and PDEA-BARMM in Maguindanao on Wednesday (January 6).


“Based on the report from 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,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.

“Bought from the said personalities during the buy-bust operation conducted at the Public Market of Barangay Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao at 11 a.m., were 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 PhP1, 000,000.00,” Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. added.

Seized were five heat-sealed sachets of shabu, one genuine one-thousand peso bill on top of six bundles of boodle money worth PhP600, 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 cases.

“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”. WESTERN MINDANAO COMMAND