A supervisor of a private construction firm in Iligan City was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by joint operatives of PDEA Regional Office 10 Camiguin Provincial Office, Lanao del Norte Provincial Office, and Iligan City Police Office Station 4 on January 8, 2021at Purok San Miguel, Tubod, Iligan City. Thirty-four Thousand Pesos (PhP34, 000.00) worth estimated market value of shabu was confiscated.

The arrested suspect was identified as Jay Ronald Batutay y Balaba, 31 years old, male, single and a resident of Tubod, Iligan City. The subject was previously arrested in 2018 for violation of RA 9165 and is a known drug pusher in the area.

Further, the pieces of drug evidence were forwarded to PDEA Regional Laboratory Office for qualitative and quantitative examination while the arrested suspect was temporarily detained at PDEA RO-X Detention Cell for booking and documentation. Cases for violation of Sections 5 and 11 Art. II of RA 9165 are being prepared for filing in court against the suspect.

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