2 nabbed in anti-drug stings

TWO persons, including a tricycle driver, were arrested in separate anti-drug operations in Zamboanga City, the police reported Monday, June 14.

Police Major Shellamie Chang, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, identified the arrested suspects as Jay-ar Gaspar, 27; and Erle Paul Duenas, II, 31.

Chang said Gaspar was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 12:10 a.m. Monday at Morning Glory subdivision in Putik village, Zamboanga City.

Confiscated from Gaspar were P3,400 worth of substance believed to be shabu, a coin purse, and P200 marked money consisting of two P100 bills.

Chang said Duenas was arrested in another buy-bust operation around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Zone 2, Tiguma village, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.

Recovered from Duenas were P680 worth of shabu and a P500 marked money.

Chang said the suspects were detained while appropriate charges are set to be filed against them. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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