PCG personnel, 3 others nabbed in Zamboanga anti-drug ops

PCG personnel, 3 others nabbed in Zamboanga anti-drug ops

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and three others were arrested in separate anti-drug operations in this city and in Zamboanga del Sur, a top police official said Monday.

Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director, identified the arrested PCG personnel as Zulpicar Tan, 32, a native of Tawi-Tawi province, who was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 12:30 a.m. Monday in Barangay Cawit here.

Tan yielded some PHP2,500 worth of suspected shabu and PHP200 marked money, police said.

Ylagan identified the other three arrested suspects as Joseph Sta. Teresa, 36; Jimboy Galong, 40; and Dante Saysip, 40.

Sta. Teresa was arrested in possession of some PHP4,400 worth of suspected shabu and PHP200 marked money in a buy-bust operation around 2:30 p.m. Sunday along Don Toribio Street, Barangay Tetuan here, police said.

Galong, on the other hand, yielded some PHP6,800 worth of suspected shabu and PHP200 marked money when arrested in a buy-bust operation around 3:35 p.m. Sunday at Torres Subdivision, Barangay Talon-Talon here, police said.

Meanwhile, police said Saysip, a bus conductor, yielded some PHP6,800 worth of suspected shabu and PHP1,000 marked money when arrested in a buy-bust operation around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in Barangay Monte-Alegre, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.

Ylagan said charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the arrested suspects. (PNA)

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