5 arrested in drug buy-bust Print
Sunday, 29 April 2018 16:44

By DAN TORIBIO

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-9) personnel led by its newly assumed Regional Director Laurefel P. Gabales together with policemen of Zamboanga Sibugay arrested a couple and three others during a buy-bust operation in Barangay La Dicha, Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay last Friday morning.

Authorities confiscated shabu worth P200,000 from the couple, who placed  4th and 7th in the municipal and provincial priority target lists respectively.

Gabales identified the couple  as 37-year old Bonifacio Abao y Tadea alias “Don-Don”and wife Wilma Abao y Moren, 36.  Both are residents of PNOC Village, KM 8, La Dicha, Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Lawmen confiscated from their possession five  heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing more or less 50 grams worth P200,000, several drug paraphernalia, and a red Suzuki Celerio.

Also seized from them was the marked money amounting to P2,500.

Authorities also arrested Marlon Abao y Dulom, 39, single, of Barangay La Dicha, Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay; Al-Shaida Balpaki y Jundam, (female), 25, separated, of Zamboanga City and John Ryan Morcilla y Tabunon, of Purok Quezon, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Gabales added that the suspects will be charged for violation of Section 26 (Attempt or Conspiracy) in relation to section 5 (Selling of Illegal Drugs), section 11 (Possession of Illegal Drugs), section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Article II of RA 9165.  (Dan Toribio)