Shabu spreads in rural areas: 6 nabbed in Tictapul buy-bust PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 May 2014 11:30

Shabu was a prohibited substance abused only by young people living in urban centers several years ago, but now the drug has spread in the rural barangays in Zamboanga City and the vice has affected ordinary folks including tricycle and bus drivers, vendors and others

Last Tuesday night, men of the Vitali Police Station arrested six persons a during a drug buy-bust operation at Sitio Logpond, Tictapul.

Arrested were Jul Husin Elo y Jailan, 41, married, of Ticpalay, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Kenneth Dapit y Ceniza, 43, single of Centro Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Albari Salaji y Alani, 42, single of Ticpalay, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Edwin Pirater y Paquit, 33, married of barangay Tigbalabag, Zamboanga City, Angel Duntar y Templa, 18, single of Surabay, RT Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay and Mercy Agraviador y Duntar, 38, married both of Surabay, RT Lim Sibugay.

Confiscated from their possession were a small and two big heat sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, five small white candles, seven aluminum foil strips a pair o scissors, one big empty transparent plastic sachet, three small size empty sachets, three disposable lighters, P500 marked money one plastic water straw, a Honda XRM 125 motorcyclewith plate number 9311 JQ, owned by Jul Husin Elo y Jailan and a Honda Wave 125 with plate number JP 6725 allegedly owned by a certain Jayson Divinagraciaof Sitio Guinoman, Tagasilay, Zamboanga City who fled to unknown direction during the buy-bust operation.

The arrested persons were detained at the Vitali Police Station while the seized items were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examinations.

Police have readied charges against the six or violations of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165.

Shabu is prevalent in almost all barangays in Zamboanga City. Almost daily, drug users and pushers are arrested in drug-bust, but the menace has continued for many years and drug pushers and traffickers continue with their illicit trade.

Recodo has replaced Rio Hondo and Baliwasan as being notorious for shabu trade.– Dan Toribio Jr.