4 arrested in Zambo Sur drug buy-busts PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 16:16

Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Police Intelligence Unit of the Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office arrested a couple, a house owner and her housemaid in an anti-illegal drug campaign in two separate occasions in Luguimit and Barangay Poblacion, in Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur, last Saturday afternoon.

Arrested were Haron Edto, 55, and his wife Abeya, 40, Liezel Oracay, 25, and her housemaid Gelie Saladaga, 26, married.

Police said the Edto couple was arrested in their residence during a buy-bust operation.

Investigation disclosed that the lawmen had sent a poseur buyer to buy shabu from the couple.

The poseur buyer gave the go-signal to the policemen to proceed with the buy-bust. The suspects yielded six sachets of shabu.

On the same day, about 2:30 p.m. the same team raided the house of Oracay following an information from a tipster about her illegal activity.

During the operation, the police also arrested Saladaga, Oracay’s maid who was also involved in the illegal activity. Confiscated from their possession was a sachet of shabu and money amounting to P25, 000, suspected to be proceeds of from shabu peddling. — Noning R. Antonio