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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Policewoman, 2 others fall in Zamboanga drug bust

THREE people, including a policewoman, were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in an east coast village of Zamboanga City, the police reported Tuesday.

Superintendent Nonito Asdai, Police Station 6 chief, identified the arrested suspects as Police Officer 1 Charlotte Foncardas, 33, Joy Perez, 24, and Rito Esperat, 44.

Asdai said Foncardas is assigned with the tourist police unit.

Asdai said the suspects were arrested in a drug bust operation around 7:30 p.m. Monday at the residence of Foncardas at Sitio Barigon in the village of Tugbungan.

The arresting team confiscated from the suspects’ possession four packs, two medium sizes and two small sizes, of methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as shabu, and prohibited drug paraphernalia.

Asdai said charges for violation of Sections 5, 6, 11, 12, and 14 of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are set to be filed against the suspects.

The suspects are detained at the headquarters of the Police Station 6 in the village of Tetuan.
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