Man nabbed in drug bust inside Mindanao State University

By: - Correspondent / @rumelINQ
/ 10:10 PM April 13, 2018

ILIGAN CITY – Anti-drug agents, backed by Army soldiers and policemen, arrested a man inside the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City on Thursday for illegal drug possession.


Chief Superintendent Graciano Mijares, the police chief of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, identified the suspect as Arab Macaombang, a resident of Marawi City.

Mijares said the law enforcement operation was conducted following reports that some individuals were still selling drugs, particularly shabu, in Marawi City.


He said a poseur-buyer using a P1000-marked money managed to get a sachet of shabu from the suspect, who drove a motorcycle.

When frisked during the arrest, Macaombang yielded some 200 grams more of suspected shabu valued at about P1 million. The marked money was also seized from him.

Mijares said charges had already been filed against Macaombang, who was now under police custody.

“The joint law enforcement will continue against the proliferation of illegal drugs in the ARMM,” Mijares said.

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