THREE people were arrested and P1 million worth of shabu were confiscated during an anti-illegal drug operation Tuesday in Zamboanga City.

Operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested Apong, 61, and Amil, 64, both surnamed Andal and residents of Barangay Baliwasan, as well as Rene Hassan, 42, of Jolu, Sulu.

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The three were arrested in an entrapment operation Tuesday night at Sampaloc Drive in the village of Baliwasan, west of Zamboanga City.

PDEA Regional Director Adzhar Albani said 50 grams of shabu with an estimated market value of P1 million were confiscated from the suspects.

He said the entrapment was carried out following reports and confirmation of the Andals’ illegal drug activity in Sampaloc Drive, Baliwasan.

Appropriate charges are set to be filed in court against the suspects. (Bong Garcia)