20 arrested in police anti-drug campaign PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 12:37

Twenty people including women were arrested two separate drug bust operations in in Zamboanga City on Saturday and yesterday.

The mass arrest is so far th biggest haul made by police in the campaign against illegal drugs, particularly shabu, which is peddled in almost all barangays of Zamboanga City.

Men of the Zamboanga City Public Safety Company led by Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca raided a suspected drug den in Recodo yesterday and arrested 12 persons. But one of them, a minor, was released after he was cleared from any involvement in Recodo’s drug ring.

Three suspected stolen motorcycles were recovered at the place where the raid was carried out.

Huesca and his men also found several drug paraphernalia including some plastic packs of shabu during the raid.

The raid was carried out after police received reports that drug pushers staying in the area were also involved in other crimes like stealing of motorcycles in the city.

Meanwhile, in the other drug bust operations Saturday, Domingo Alabata y Badillo and Juvenal Fernando y Garcia, both of Sta. Maria, were arrested by men of the Sta. Maria Police Station in Scout Limbaga, Pasonanca.

Confiscated from their possession were two sachets of suspected shabu.

Noli Perez y Alberto, 32, single, of Culianan, Pike Dale Colanggo y Ferolino, 27, of Sto. Niño Village, Putik, Wilson Aliangan y Baltazar, 30, of Pasonanca, Shinley Germo y Fernando and April Grace Fernando y Martinez, also of Sta. Maria, were nabbed at the vicinity of Fr. Salvador St., Sta. Maria.

Confiscated from their possession were six sachets of suspected shabu, two pipes, three crumpled aluminum foil strips, aluminum tooter, two rolled tissues, a lighter, brown envelop containing ten unused transparent sachets and six sachets with shabu residue and P300 marked money.

Benrasid Utik y Jamiri, 32, married of Cawit and Ben Yusop y Mohammad, 38, of Recodo were arrested in Cawit. Confiscated from their possession were two medium size sachets and one small size containing suspected shabu, drug paraphernalia and P500.

The suspects were detained while the confiscated items were forwarded to 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination. – Dan Toribio Jr.