Beautician, 2 others nabbed for drugs

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Friday, January 3, 2014


THREE people, including a beautician, were arrested in an anti-drug operation in the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

The anti-drug operation was jointly launched by the policemen of Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the police said.

Arrested were Roland Bayang, 27, a beautician; Basie Sumahaji, 23; and, Sadam Sahon, 24, the Zamboanga del Norte Police Office said.

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The suspects were arrested around 9 p.m. Tuesday at Stall Number 18 at the public market of Siocon municipality, Zamboanga del Norte.

The police said the suspects were arrested after they sold a sachet of suspected shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride to an undercover policeman in exchange for P300.

Confiscated from the suspects’ possession were the following: three heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline granules believed to be “shabu;” 14 small unused plastic sachets; 16 large unused transparent plastic sachets; P4,970 cash in different denominations believed to be proceeds in the sale of prohibited drugs; three “marked” P100 bills; and other paraphernalia in sale of prohibited drugs.

The suspects were taken to Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte, for filing of appropriate charges against them, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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