3 nabbed in anti-drug stings

THREE drug personalities, including a businessman, were arrested while some P16,500 worth of illegal drugs seized in separate anti-drug operations in Zamboanga City, the local police said Tuesday, August 13.

The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) identified the arrested suspects as Nurham Usab, 33; Jimmy Oporto, 45; and Julius Acalal, 29.

The police said Usab, a businessman, was arrested in a drug bust around 6:30 p.m. Monday at Valle Vista Phase 1 in Kasanyangan village.

The police said seized from Usab were some P10,200 worth of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) packed in three heat-sealed plastic sachets and P200 marked money.

Oporto was nabbed in a drug bust around 8 p.m. Monday at Bagong Dalan in Tugbungan village. He yielded some P3,000 worth of suspected shabu packed in four heat-sealed plastic sachets and P200 marked money.

The police said that Acalal was caught in possession of some P3,300 worth of suspected shabu packed in six heat-sealed plastic sachets when arrested around 9:40 p.m. Monday at Elvira Drive in Calarian village.

Also recovered from the suspect was P300 marked money used in the drug bust, the police said.

Appropriate charges are set to be filed against the suspects, who were detained, the police added. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)


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