AUTHORITIES on Wednesday arrested four people and seized P35,000 worth of illegal drugs in Zamboanga del Norte, an official said on Thursday.
Chief Superintendent Billy Beltran, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified those arrested as the following: Reynaldo De Leon, 60; Hope Tacang, 43; Romeo Villanea, 39; and, Annie Rose Bagarinao, 29.
Beltran said they were arrested by joint police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives in a drug bust at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the village of Barra, Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte.
He said the arresting team confiscated seven grams of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) packed in three big-size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets worth P35,000; P500 drug bust money; P320 cash in different denominations; a mobile phone; and, illegal drugs paraphernalia.
He said they were detained while appropriate charges are being readied to be filed against them. (SunStar Philippines)