By Nonoy Lacson
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents seized 2.4 kilograms of shabu worth over P12 million from a security guard during a buy-bust operation they conducted, yesterday
PDEA-9 Director Lyndon P. Aspacio identified the arrested suspect as Al-Jhmer Jakilan y Unding, 33 , married, of Isabela City, Basilan province, and working as security guard in this city.
Aspacio said about 2.4 kilos of shabu were recovered from the suspect worth P12,215,000 when he was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by joint elements of PDEA-9 and PDEA-ARMM about 1 p.m. yesterday on Estrada Drive in Tetuan village in this city.
Aspacio said confiscated from the suspect were nine pieces of self-sealing plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance of suspected shabu; two pieces of self-sealing plastic bags wrapped in a transparent cello wrap containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, weighing more or less 2,443.8 grams worth P12,215,000; and two bundles of boodle money made to appear worth P200,000 topped with two genuine P1,000 bills used as buy-bust money.
Aspacio said cases for violations of Section 5 (Selling of Illegal Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Illegal Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, would be filed in court against the suspect.
PDEA-9 also confiscated about 100 grams of suspected shabu worth P500,000 and arrested a notorious drug dealer from Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Dec. 13.
Alman Aju y Emdalis alias “Alden,” male, 26 years old, married and a resident of Pag-asinan, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi was arrested about 12:20 p.m. on Dec 13 by PDEA-9 agents inside a fast-food center fronting the Zamboanga City Hall on N.S Valderosa Street.
PDEA-9 agents confiscated from Aju two pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing shabu weighing more or less 100 grams worth P500,000.
Aju is now facing a case for violation of Section 5 (Selling of Illegal Drugs), Article II of RA 9165 otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.