ILIGAN CITY, December 30 — Lanao del Norte police arrested on Friday an infamous regional drug suspect during a joint buy-bust operation in Barangay Maria Cristina, Baloi Lanao del Norte, authorities said.
In a statement on Saturday, police said operatives from the Baloi Municipal Police Station arrested one Abudar Acmad Y Batuan, also known as Sadam Ariraya, on Friday morning at Sitio Pindulunan.
The statement said undercover officers bought a plastic sachet containing 25 grams of shabu from the suspect, and eventually seized the two cellphones and small pouch found on him.
Police Colonel Rene Solidarios, chief of Lanao del Norte Police Provincial Police (LDNPPO), assured the public that they “will be relentless in their fight against illegal drugs” and all forms of criminality. — Masiding Noor Yahya/RSP