FOUR suspected drug pushers were arrested while one managed to escape and over P30,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in separate anti-drug campaign in Zamboanga City.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Director Lyndon Aspacio identified those arrested as Katrina Hassan, 26, Benbhaz Usman, 25, Tenten Duran, 25, and Arnold Musin, 26.
Aspacio said that Ariel Musin, the companion of Arnold, managed to elude arrest.
Aspacio said that Hassan and Usman were arrested around 11:15 a.m., Saturday, November 11, in the village of Kasanyangan, Zamboanga City.
He said confiscated from the two suspects were 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as "shabu," packed in 10 plastic sachets with an estimated value of P30,000.
He said Duran was arrested around 9:35 p.m., Friday, November 10, near a gasoline station in the village of San Jose-Cawa-Cawa, Zamboanga City.
He said seized from Duran’s possession were 0.1 gram of suspected shabu worth P1,500 and P500 marked money.
Musin was arrested around 11:50 p.m., Friday, in the village of Camino Nuevo, Zamboanga City, according to Aspacio.
Aspacio said confiscated from the possession of Musin were 2.02 grams of suspected shabu worth P1,500.
Aspacio added that the arrested suspects will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (SunStar Philippines)