One kilo of shabu seized, 2 nabbed in city police buy-bust operation PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 May 2018 13:51

By dan toribio

Police seized on Tuesday  more than one kilogram of shabu and arrested two big time suspected drug dealers in one what authorities described as the biggest drug-buy-bust operation carried out by the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO in the city for this year.

The one kilo of shabu was seized by operatives of the City Police Office and the Anti-Vice Section from the two women suspected drug dealers identified as Hadji Sitti Jalaidi y Bairulla, 60, widow, businesswoman, of Talon-Talon and Norma Awod y Ambani, 63, married also a businesswoman of Cawit during a buy-bust operation carried out along Veterans Avenue, Barangay Zone III last Tuesday night.

Police authorities told Daily Zamboanga Times that the two arrested women are believed to be members of a local drug syndicate operating here in Zamboanga City and nearby island provinces.

According to the police,  it was about around 7 p.m. Tuesday when operatives of the City Police Office’s Intelligence Section and Anti-Vice Section led by Supt. Edilberto Alvarez conducted the buy-bust operation against Jailadi and Awod at Veterans Avenue, Zone III. The authorities claimed that Jalaidi is a known leader of a local drug ring called as Karanain Hadji Sitti.

Police were able to confiscate from the suspects’ possession a large sachet containing one kilogram of shabu and four medium size sachets also containing shabu.

Aside from illegal drugs, the operatives also seized one cell phone unit, the P6,000 marked money used during the buy-bust and an Innova Toyota car with plate number JDM 394.

Both drug suspects are now detained at the City Police Office while the confiscated drugs were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examinations.

Supt. Alvarez said that their investigators have already prepared drug charges against the suspects in court.

Alvarez said that the city police and all its 11 police precincts will continue their all-out war against illegal drugs in the entire city.

He added that the campaign against illegal drugs remains a top priority of the local police. – Dan Toribio