3 women arrested for shabu peddling at evacuation center PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:12

Three female evacuees sheltering at the evacuation center in front of the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Complex were arrested for selling shabu at noontime yesterday

Arrested were Rahsa Bairula, 32, Analyn Among, 24, and Rolin Kasim, 28, all natives of Jolo, Sulu and temporary residents of Rio Hondo.

A certain Reynaldo Lee, 51, of Talisayan, was also brought to the city police office for questioning after he was seen acting suspicious during a police operation against the three women.

The suspects were nabbed by men of the Investigation Section led by Sr. Insp. Arlan Delumpines and operatives of the Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Force led by Insp. Federico Lindo.

Police recovered during the operation several sachets of shabu with estimated market value of P20,000 and drug paraphernalia.

Delumpines disclosed that before the operation, his office had received reports from informants about drug peddling by some evacuees.

Acting on the reports, Delumpines and his men carried out surveillance in the area and found out that some evacuees were indeed engaged in drug peddling particularly those who are staying in tents fronting the gate of JEMC.

Before noon yesterday, Delumpines and Lindo with their men staged a drug bust operation that resulted in the arrest of the three women and the recovery of  several sachets of shabu from the two tents.

Police also recovered several relief goods given to them by the city government which they swap with shabu.

Lee was was also investigated after he was caught acting suspiciously.in the area.

Lee said he went to the evacuation center to buy rice from some evacuees who were selling it only at P25 per kilo.

In another anti-drug operation, Muktim Ahmadul y Tottoh, 25, of Mampang, was arrested by men of the Zamboanga City Public Safety Company under Supt. William Gadayan along Tomas Claudio St. last Tuesday afternoon.

Gadayan disclosed that Ahmadul sold a medium-size sachet of shabu to their police poseur buyer in exchange of P500 marked money.

After the shabu transaction, a back-up team collared the suspect.

During inspection, police recovered two more medium size sachets of shabu from the Ahmadul’s possession. — Dan Toribio Jr.