4 nabbed, P250,000 shabu seized in anti-drug stings

FOUR newly-identified drug personalities were arrested, while some P252,000 worth of shabu was seized in separate anti-drug operations by operatives of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), officials said Monday, January 18.

The ZCPO identified the arrested suspects as Willimar Chavez, 27; Roden Punzalan, 34; Kenneth Mark Puyawan, 29; and Jaymark Alejandro, 29.

Police Major Chester Natividad, ZCPO's Station 11 chief, said that Chavez, Punzalan, and Puyawan were arrested in a buy-bust operation around 2:20 p.m. Sunday in Camino Nuevo village, Zamboanga City.

Recovered from the suspects were some 36.7 grams of shabu with an estimated worth of P250,000, two coin purses, and P500 bill as marked money.

Police Captain Albin Cabayacruz, ZCPO's Station 7 chief, said Alejandro was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 11 p.m. Sunday at a subdivision in Tumaga village, Zamboanga City.

Seized from Alejandro were some P2,000 worth of shabu, a coin purse, and P200 marked money.

Charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspects, who were detained. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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