TWO suspected big-time drug pushers and another one were arrested while some P776,500 worth of suspected shabu seized in separate anti-drug operations in this city and in the nearby province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified the arrested alleged two big-time pushers as Javier Ladjawan, 40; and, Midzfar Jahad, 35. The other arrested suspect was Hasser Esmael, 39.
Ylagan said that Ladjawan was arrested by the operatives of the Zamboanga City Police Office’s (ZCPO) Station 11 in an anti-illegal drug operation around 9 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2021 in Baliwasan village.
Ylagan said the arresting team seized from Ladjawan some 51 grams of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P346,000, a pouch, and P500 as marked money.
Ylagan said that Jahad was arrested by the ZCPO’s Station 5 operatives in anti-illegal drug operation around 10:20 p.m. on the same day in San Roque village
He said that Jahad yielded some 60 grams of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P408,000, a waist bag, a smart phone, and P500 marked money consisting of five P100 bills.
He said that Esmael was arrested in possession of some 3.12 grams of suspected shabu worth P22,500 in a buy-bust around 10:40 p.m. Friday in Suhaile Arabi village, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.
He said that the arresting team also recovered from the suspect a cellular phone, P5,400 cash in different denominations believed to be proceeds money, P500 marked money, and illegal drug paraphernalia.
He said the suspects will be charged for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. They were detained. (SunStar Zamboanga)