3 nabbed, over P110-K shabu seized in Zamboanga City

Lawmen have arrested three persons and seized more than PHP110,000 worth of illegal drugs in separate anti-drug operations in this city, a top police official reported Wednesday.

Col. Rexmel Reyes, city police director, identified the arrested suspects as Aldrin John Rubio, 21; Gerome Aleria, 27; and Maisal Sampang, 39.

Reyes said Rubio was arrested in an anti-drug operation around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in Barangay Kasanyangan.

Seized from the possession of Rubio were some 11 grams of suspected shabu worth PHP74,800, and PHP1,000 marked money consisting of two PHP500 bills.

Around 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aleria was arrested in another anti-drug operation in Barangay Tugbungan, according to Reyes.

He said Aleria yielded some PHP2,040 worth of suspected shabu, the PHP200 marked money, and drug paraphernalia.

On the same day, undercover policemen also arrested Sampang in a buy-bust operation around 8:12 p.m. in Murga Drive, Barangay Sta. Catalina.

Reyes said recovered from Sampang’s possession were some PHP34,000 worth of suspected shabu, a coin purse, and the PHP200 marked money.

Reyes said all three suspects were detained to face charges for violation of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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