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P1-M worth of shabu seized in Mindanao State University, main target escapes

  • P1 million worth of illegal drugs were seized by the authorities during a drug buy-bust staged in Mindanao State University, Marawi City
  • The main target of the operation managed to escape, but the courier who handed the drugs to a poseur-buyer was arrested

A million pesos worth of illegal drugs were seized by the authorities in a buy-bust operation in Mindanao State University-main campus in Marawi City on Thursday.

The target of the operation was a man who was being monitored by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for his involvement in the illegal drug trade in Lanao del Sur and Iligan City.

The authorities failed to capture the main target identified as alias Marco Magayuong Cabugatan but his accomplice who handed the drugs to a poseur buyer was arrested.

“Na-monitor na kasi ‘to na they are operating sa Marawi, Saguiran, Ganasi at kung minsan Iligan City,” said Juvenal Azurin, regional director of PDEA-ARMM.

Seized from the arrested suspect were 200 grams of suspected shabu.

The authorities said Marco has been performing illegal drug trade in the area but “lied-low.” Some members of his drug group went to Manila for some time but are now coming back in Mindanao.

PDEA continues to investigate about the supply source of the group.

The suspects are facing charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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ABS-CBN