Municipal councilor arrested in PDEA, PNP, Army drug raid

Personnel from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM), Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF), and Philippine Army today conducted a drug raid in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur that led to arrest of a municipal councilor, the 6th Infantry Division (6ID) said.

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“The arrested suspect was identified as Abedin Disalongan, a municipal councillor in Balabagan.”

The operating government forces were armed with search warrant at the suspect’s residence at around 5:00 am.

“During the operation, the authorities recovered from the suspect 50 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, one M16 rifle, two 9mm pistols and one Toyota Hilux,” 6ID said.

“The arrested suspect and confiscated evidences are now in the custody of PDEA for proper disposition and will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug AcT,” it added.

Joint Task Force Central Commander Brigadier General Cirilito E. Sobejana said that the Law Enforcement Support Operation on the campaign against illegal drugs will be strengthened to eradicate the menace of the drug trade in Central Mindanao.