6.8M SHABU SEIZED IN ZAMBO
Police, military and PDEA agents arrested three people namely, Sadan Alkaris Jailani, Rajan Jumaani Sahaw and Ismail Indalez Nassal (left photo) in a buy-bust operation on Tuesday that also resulted in the confiscation of suspected shabu (left photo) worth some PHP6.8 million in downtown Zamboanga City. (Photo courtesy: Police Regional Office-9 Public Information Office)
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Government operatives have arrested three people and seized some PHP6.8 million worth of suspected shabu in an anti-drug operation in this southern port city, a top police official said Tuesday.
Senior Supt. Thomas Joseph Martir, Zamboanga City Police Office director, identified the arrested suspects as Sadan Alkaris Jailani, 22; Rajan Jumaani Sahaw, 26; and Ismail Indalez Nassal, 52.
Martir said the three were nabbed in an eatery along Pilar St., Barangay Zone IV at about 1:05 p.m. Tuesday.
Seized from the possession of the suspects was 1 kg. of suspected shabu, he said, adding the suspects were arrested by joint police, military, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives.
“The suspects should have been arrested yesterday (January 14), but they postponed the transaction to today (January 15),” he said.
Initial police information showed that Jailani and Sahaw are construction workers while Nassal is a driver.
Early this month, PDEA agents, backed by policemen, also arrested two people and seized some PHP3 million worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation along Rajah Soliman St., Barangay Zone IV. (PNA)