3 nabbed in Zamboanga anti-drug sting

THREE people were arrested while some P8,000 worth of suspected “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) seized in an anti-drug operation in Zamboanga City, the police said Thursday, July 18.

Police Major Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, identified the arrested suspects as Romeo Santos, Jr., 45; Rey Moises Gonzales, 40; and, Anthony Paulo Mandin, 39.

Galvez said they were arrested after they sold a small-sized sachet of suspected shabu in exchange of P200 to an undercover policeman at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday at Sitio Luyahan in Pasonanca village.

Seized from the possession of the suspects were six heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P8,000, illegal drug paraphernalia and P200 marked money, she added.

Galvez said the suspects were detained while charged for violation of Sections 5, 11 and 12 of the Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are set to be filed against them. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)


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