Around PhP600,000.00 worth of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, was seized during the conduct of a buy-bust operation by the police that also resulted in the arrest of a drug suspect at Baliti Drive, Purok 11, Brgy. Santiago, Iligan City on June 2, 2023.

Personnel of the City Drug Enforcement Unit, Iligan City Police Office together with other units apprehended the suspect and identified him as Amar D. Bantayao, 21 years old, married, and a resident of Brgy. Bacolod Siko, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

Recovered during the operation were 10 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu weighing more or less 100 grams with an estimated Standard Drug Price of PhP600,080.00.

Bantayao is now under the custodial facility for proper disposition.

PBGEN LAWRENCE B COOP, Regional Director, PRO10 lauded the operating unit for the successful conduct of the operation.

“Our efforts in dismantling the illegal drug trade in the region have now become visible to the community. Mismo na ang ating komunidad ang siyang nagbibigay sa atin ng mga impormasyon to locate the whereabouts of the suspect and to inform us their illegal activities. I also commend our operatives for their intel-driven efforts as this also paved the way to locate the suspect. Ipagpatuloy lang po natin ito at gawin lang natin ang kung ano ang tama upang ating makamit ang kapayapaan sa ating lugar,” he said.

He further asked the community to be vigilant and continue to support the government in its campaign against illegal drugs. ###