3 nabbed in shabu buy busts PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 January 2013 14:36

Three persons were arrested in two separate anti-drug operations carried out by men of the Zamboanga City Public Safety Company under Supt. William Gadayan the other day.

Erwin Cepe y Rubio alias Caweng, 36, married, of Sto. Nino was nabbed during a buy-bust operation around 7:42 p.m. last December 30, 2012.

Policemen recovered from his possession two medium and one small sachets of shabu, a .45 caliber pistol with one round of ammunition.

Initial investigation disclosed that Cepe together with Rodel Ranara sold a sachet of shabu to a police poseur buyer in exhange of P200 marked money.

Cepe was nabbed while Ranara eluded arrest during the buy-bust operation.

Police recovered two more medium sachets of shabu from the possession of Cepe during inspection.

Around 11 p.m. of the same day, the same team mounted another buy-bust operation in Canelar that led to the arrest of Sheba Taghoy, 29, a widow and Rosana Bustamante, 44, both residents of Tumaga. Confiscated from their possession were two small sachets of shabu.

The three suspects were detained at the central police station while the seized items were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination. — Dan Toribio Jr.