PDEA arrests 3 Print
Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:59

A married couple literally proved to be partners in crime after they were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a drug buy-bust operation in Sta Maria last Tuesday.

PDEA-9 Regional Director Lyndon Aspacio identified the suspects as Donie Muksan y Suaid, 46 years old; and Carmen Saji y Adam, 36 years old.

Both are residents of Cuevas Matatag, Lamitan city Basilan.

Agents confiscated two heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing 5.3 grams worth P6,500 and P500 used as buy-bust money.

Meanwhile, a man was arrested by agents during another operation in the same area the same day.

The suspect was identified as Benhar Asta y Baksal, 36 years old, married and a resident of Teresita Drive, San Roque.

Lawmen confiscated two suspected sachets of shabu with a market value of P3,000 and P500 marked money.

The suspects are facing charges for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165, the 2002 Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

The suspects are  detained at the PDEA jail facility.(Dan Toribio)