A MOTORCYCLE taxi driver, locally known as habal-habal, yielded some P374,000 worth of illegal drugs during an anti-illegal drug operation in Zamboanga City, the police reported Monday, January 30, 2023.

Police Brigadier General Neil Alinsañgan, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified the arrested suspect as Jannur Angsa Arola, alias Nur, 53.

Alinsañgan said Arola was arrested in an anti-drug operation around 7:33 p.m. Sunday, January 29, at Phase 1 of Zone at Sitio Dubai in Tulungatung village.

He said recovered from the possession of Arola were some 55 grams of suspected shabu worth P374,000, a pouch, P500 bill used as marked money placed on top of 10 counterfeit P1,000 bills used as boodle money.

The arrested suspect was detained as the custodial facility of the Zamboanga City Police Office pending the filing of charges against him. (SunStar Zamboanga)