5 arrested in anti-drug operation

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014


FIVE people were arrested in an anti-drug operation in Kasulutan Drive in the village of Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City, the police reported Tuesday.

Police Station 11 chief Diomarie Albarico identified the arrested suspects as Benjamin Gacayan, 30; Benjamin Marcos, 41; Khadafy Wahid, 41; Pahtie Abduhal, 38; and Edzmel Kairan, 33.

The suspects were arrested after they sold a sachet of shabu (crystal meth) to an undercover policeman who pretended to be a buyer.

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Confiscated from the suspects’ possession were “marked money,” a sachet of suspected shabu and other prohibited drug paraphernalia.

The suspects were detained while appropriate charges are set to be filed against them, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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