THREE people were arrested while one eluded arrested in a joint police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) anti-drug operations in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Friday.
Dipolog City police chief Ranie Hachuela identified the arrested suspects as Zoram Saldariega, 41, Medelyn Neff, 34, and Zuriel Baes, 24.
At large and eluded arrest was Joel Elia, a resident of the village of Dicayas, Dipolog City.
Hachuela said the suspects were arrested in a drug bust operation around noontime Thursday in the village of Galas, Dipolog City.
He said the arresting team confiscated from the suspects the following: 54 heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline granules believed to be shabu, P2,300 marked money, a caliber .22 rifle with 26 ammunition, P300 proceed money, a motorcycle, and other prohibited drug paraphernalia.
He said the suspects have undergone medical examination before they were detained at the Dipolog City Police headquarters.