Drug pusher charged, another released

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014


THE local police have filed charges against one of the two persons they recently arrested in an anti-drug operation while the other one was freed for insufficiency of evidence.

Charged before the City Prosecutor’s Office for violation of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is Jain Kalayakan, 28, the police said.

Released after the prescribed hours of detention for lack of evidence was Radmel Werble, 21, the police said.

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The police said the two were arrested around 6:40 p.m. of last January 7 in a buy-bust operation by the members of City Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Force (CAIDSOTF) at a karaoke bar along Tomas Claudio Street, this city.

The CAIDSOTF operatives have recovered from their possessions two plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believe to be shabu and three pieces of P100 “marked” bills.
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Kalayakan is detained at the Zamboanga City Police Office’ headquarters as has availed of his right for preliminary investigation as prescribed under the Revised Penal Code, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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