Cops destroy drug den, arrest several durg personalities Print
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 17:03

By DAN TORIBIO

Joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Regional Office 9 (PDEA RO9) and Ipil Municipal Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok Morning Glory, Barangay Don Andres, outIpil, Zamboanga Sibugay that resulted in the dismantling of a drug den and the arrest of seven drug suspects, including a minor last Thursday morning.

PDEA RO9 Regional Director, Dir. III Lyndon P. Aspacio identified the arrested suspects as Joseph Martinez y Estrada alias “Igo Martinez”, 37, married; Roberts Martinez y Malicsi, 20, single; Adolfo Torralba y Morales a.k.a “Jun-Jun Torralba”, 33, separated; Jovelito Martinez y Estrada, 38, single, all residents of the above-mentioned place; Juven Acas y Uy, 21, single, resident of Salug Poblacion, ZSP; Angelo Teope y Maglasang, 40, married, resident of Payao, ZSP; and John Rey Narvaez y Sagang, 17 (minor), single, and a resident of Brgy. San Antonio, Titay, ZSP.

Confiscated during the operation were eight pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu weighing about 25 grams, amounting to P96,605.00, several drug paraphernalia, one unit KG9 with two magazine, 9mm and caliber .45 live ammunition, one unit ARMSCOR 9mm pistol with magazine, one unit REMINGTON caliber .45 pistol with magazine, and cash amounting to P2,500.00.

The agents also recovered the two pieces P100.00 bills utilized as buy-bust money.The said drug den has been operating since 2011.

The suspects will face the appropriate charges in court.

Meanwhile, PDEA agents and Malangas Municipal Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation at Barangay Candiis, Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay that resulted in the arrest of two drug personalities, Saturday morning.

Aspacio identified the arrested suspects as Marlon Bautona Mahusay, 41, married, and Aira Hassan Singguan, 26, married, both residents of Purok Malbay, Poblacion, Malangas, ZDS.

Seized during the operation were two heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing more or less two grams and estimated top cost P6,000, several drug paraphernalia, cash amounting to P480.00 and the P300 marked money. (Dan Toribio)