By NITZ ARANCON
NARCOTICS agents seized some P1.2 million worth of suspected shabu during an entrapment in Barangay Suarez, Iligan City Monday.
Wilkins Villanueva, regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), said two suspects were arrested. They were identified as 40-year-old Mahdi Lucas Mapandi a.k.a. Mapandi Michael Lucas, of Sagrayan, Lanao del Sur, and 25-year-old Cosary Amintao Azis a.k.a. Mama Arab, of Matampay, Marawi, Lanao del Sur.
Mapandi, according to Villanueva, was the subject of the buy-and-bust operation carried out by PDEA together with the Iligan police.
Villanueva said the entrapment resulted in the confiscation of a packet of suspected shabu that weighed some 250 grams.
He said authorities used P1-thousand bill and pieces of paper that were made to look like a bundle of cash in the entrapment.
The suspects, taken and detained at the PDEA office, are facing a case for their alleged involvement in the drug trade.