AN ALLEGED drug pusher was arrested while more than P25,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in a drug bust in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, an official disclosed Thursday.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Director Lyndon Aspacio identified the arrested suspect as Loremer Gonzales, 51, of Dapitan City.
Aspacio said Gonzales was arrested in a buy-busy operation around 9:15 p.m. Monday in the village of Banonong, Dapitan City.
He said confiscated from the suspect’s possession 5.05 grams of suspected shabu packed in two heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets worth more than P25,000 and P500 marked money.
He said the suspect will be charged for violations of Section 5 (Selling of Illegal Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Illegal Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
He said the buy-bust operation was carried out by PDEA agents backed by policemen from Dapitan City and from the Regional Maritime Unit-9.