Moro Islamic Liberation Front member busted

December 11, 2018

A SUSPECTED member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in an anti-narcotics operation in Maguindanao, PDEA chair Director General Aaron  Aquino said yesterday.

Ryan Bartolome alias “Andy Ali,” a 26-year-old “high-value” drug target in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was caught in an entrapment operation on Pendatun Street in Pagalungan, Maguindanao.

Aquino said the suspect yielded around two grams of shabu, various drug paraphernalia, three mobile phones, a caliber .22 pistol with several live ammunition and the buy-bust money he received from an undercover officer of the PDEA-ARRM.

Bartolome is facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013.