ZAMBOANGA

3 nabbed, P6.8-M shabu seize

A JOINT team of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and policemen have seized a kilo of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth P6.8 million and arrested three alleged pushers in an anti-drug operation in Zamboanga City, a PDEA official said Friday, December 13.

PDEA acting regional director Edgar Jubay identified the arrested suspects as Nurhasan Tawasil Atari, 31; Nur-hati Imlan Ajibon, 42; and Edzmer Mangsan, 26.

Jubay, a companion of the suspects, identified only as a certain “Issa”, eluded arrest.

Jubay said the suspects were arrested in a drug bust around 8 p.m. Thursday inside a pension house along Governor Camins Avenue in Canelar Village, this city.

He said seized from the suspects were a kilo of suspected shabu wrapped in a white transparent vacuum-sealed plastic worth P6.8 million; 15 bundles of boodle money, one which was topped with a genuine P1,000 bill utilized as buy-busy money, paper bag, sando bag, and cellular phones.

He said cases for violation of Section 5, Article II of Republic Act 9165 known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the three suspects. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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