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Monday, September 16, 2019

Cop wounded in Zamboanga City drug bust


A POLICEMAN was injured in an anti-drug operation in Barangay Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City on Saturday, the police reported Sunday.

The police said a couple was arrested during the operation.

Senior Inspector Helen Galvez, city police spokesperson, identified the wounded policeman as Police Officer 2 Wilfredo Bobon of Police Station 6.

The police identified the arrested drug suspects as Almudzner Estino, 30, and Fernandez Araji, 29.

Galvez said Bobon was wounded after he was shot by Estino, who was able to grab the police officer's gun. The suspect was subdued by other policemen.

She said the arresting team confiscated from the couple several sachets of crystal meth (locally known as shabu), drug bust money, a loaded revolver and prohibited drug paraphernalia.

The wounded police officer was admitted at the hospital.

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