Four persons arrested, eight minors rescued in police operation PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:52

Four persons were arrested while eight minors were rescued in ongoing operations launched by combined police and military elements to rid the streets of robbery incidents.

Police identified the suspects as Fatima Sampang Yusop, 30; Marife Fonatanilla Asaali, 35; Rodel Muskid Irijani, 27; all residents of barangay Sta Catalina and Javier Muntog Jawani, 50, a resident of barangay Arena Blanco.

Police also rescued eight minors who were being used in snatching and pickpocket incidents.  Three other minors however eluded arrest.

Police and miitary authorities under the Central Police Station and Task Force Zamboanga confiscated drug paraphernalia from the house of Fatima Yusop.

Police were able to seize drug paraphernalia, a small sachet with residue of suspected shabu, two P500 bills, ATM cards, and a prepaid card belonging to Supt Ariel Huesca who was himself victimized in a robbery incident.

Meanwhile, eight small- sized sachets of suspected shabu, and several drug paraphernalia were seized from the possession of suspects Rodel Irijani and Javier Jawani.

The suspects were detained while the seized items were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination.  (Dan Toribio)