₱3.7-million worth of shabu seized from 2 women in Zamboanga City

Published July 29, 2020, 9:41 AM

by Nonoy Lacson

ZAMBOANGA CITY –A young female overseas Filipino  Worker (OFW), and a businesswoman in  this city were arrested after they sold about P3.7-million worth of shabu to an undercover police agent late Tuesday afternoon, July 28.  

Police Director for Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) Police Brig Gen Jesus D Cambay, Jr, in a report on Wednesday morning, identified the arrested OFW drug dealers as Nur-Adzelyn Villaraza, 22, and a resident of Barangay Rio Hondo, and Linda Kasim, 51, a businesswoman and a resident of Caragasan, Barangay Maasin, both in this city.

According to Cambay, the police team was led by Police Maj Chester Natividad, chief of Zamboanga City Police Station 4 (ZCPS 4). The police arrested the two drug dealers late Tuesday afternoon on Pilar Street, Barangay Zone IV here.

Recovered from them were 11 large transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, weighing more or less 550 grams with an estimated street value of P3.7 million.

The policemen also recovered P600,000 counterfeit money, which served as boodle money.

Operatives from the ZCPS 4, Zamboanga City Police Station 11 and agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-9) assisted Natividad in carrying out the buy-bust operation that resulted to the arrest of the two suspects.

Cambay reported that both suspects were being detained at ZCPS 4 where they await the  filing of appropriate charges against them in court. All the recovered items will be brought to Zamboanga City Crime Lab Office for examination.