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2 women nabbed, P6.8-M ‘shabu’ seized in Marawi

Authorities arrested two women and seized 1 kg. of suspected shabu worth PHP6.8 million in Marawi City on Thursday afternoon.

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Police Director, Brig. Gen. Graciano Mijares, lauded the combined elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-BARMM), Lanao del Sur police, Marawi City police, and the Army’s 82nd Infantry Battalion for the arrest.

Arrested were Naira Panda, alias Mila, and Saima Moda Imam, alias Ima, both of legal age and residents of Maguindanao.

Mijares, in a statement, said joint government forces conducted a drug buy-bust operation in Km. 00, Barangay Datu Saber, near the Marawi City National High School at 4 p.m.

Seized from the suspects were 10 big plastic sachets of suspected shabu estimated to weigh 1 kg., two mobile phones used in the illegal drug transactions, and several piles of boodle money with a genuine PHP1,000 bill on top of each bundle.

The suspects have been detained and are undergoing tactical investigation at the PDEA-BARRM office in Cotabato City.

Mijares said the arrest of the big-time drug peddlers was a result of intense intelligence gathering currently being supported by the public.( By Edwin Fernandez )

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