ELEMENTS of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Tawi-Tawi Provincial Office assisted by Provincial Public Safety Company Tawi-Tawi, 51st Special Action Force (SAF) and Bongao Municipal Police Station arrested a drug suspect at Sitio Lungan Gihtung, Barangay Lagasan, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi during a buy-bust operation conducted on November 20, 2017.
PDEA RO IX Regional Director, Dir. III Lyndon P. Aspacio, CESE identified the arrested suspect as Badang Awal Abdul, 40 years old, married and a resident of the said place.
Confiscated during the operation were seven (7) heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets (including the buy-bust item) containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing more or less 300 grams worth P1,500,000 and one rectangular wooden box. The operatives also recovered from the suspect the P3,000 utilized as buy-bust money.
The suspect will be charged for violations of Section 5 (Selling of Illegal Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Illegal Drugs), Article II of RA 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
He is now temporarily detained at Bongao Municipal Police Station Jail Facility.