THREE people, including two high-value targets, were arrested while some P405,000 worth of illegal drugs seized in separate drug busts in provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay, the police said Thursday, February 27.
Police Major Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, identified the arrested suspects as Roland Ogoc, 27; Arsad Puyat, 27; and Ren John Aripal, 24.
Galvez said Ogoc, a Top 7 priority target, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Purok Tipo in Sicayab Village, Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte.
She said confiscated from the possession of Ogoc were some 50 grams of suspected “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) with estimated street value of P402,000 and P500 marked money.
The suspect was arrested by policemen and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Galvez said Puyat, a Top 6 priority target, and Aripal were arrested in around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday at Top Mars, Phase 1, Veterans Village, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.
She said seized from the two were some P3,000 worth of suspected shabu and P500 marked money.
The suspects were detained while formal charges are set to be filed against them, she added. (SunStar Zamboanga)