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Couple nabbed in drug sting in Basilan

TWO suspected drug pushers, including a high-value target, were arrested in a joint anti-drug operation in the province of Basilan, the police said Wednesday, April 10.

Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis Licup, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified the arrested suspects as Humer Sulaiman, 25, and his wife, Jasmin, 27.

Licup said Humer is listed as the number five high-value target drug personality in Basilan province.

He said the couple was arrested in a joint drug bust launched by policemen and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday in Kaumpurnah village, Isabela City, the capital of Basilan.

He said recovered from the suspects were a medium size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu, P1,000 marked money and 14 pieces “boodle money” of P1,000 bills.

The police director said the couple was detained while appropriate charges are set to be filed against them. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)


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