DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao – Police in Maguindanao have arrested a high-value target (HVT) who yielded P680,000 worth of shabu in a drug bust in Barangay Dalican here at around 4:00 p.m. Monday.

Operatives of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit arrested 22-year-old Amilodin Akmad in their entrapment operation, said Brig. Gen. John Guyguyon, police director for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Guyguyon said they were closely monitoring Akmad’s activities for the past three weeks before Monday afternoon’s entrapment when he sold shabu to an undercover police operative.

“Three of his companions managed to elude arrest after sensing the presence of lawmen nearby,” Guyguyon said.  He said Akmad and his cohorts sold shabu in 30 of the province’s 36 towns.

Akmad, who claimed he and his group were from Datu Anggal Midtimbang town, is detained at the Datu Odin Sinsuat police custodial facility pending charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)