FIVE persons were arrested, while P34,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in a series of anti-drug operations in the Zamboanga Peninsula, the police reported Monday, June 21.

Police Major Shellamie Chang, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, identified the arrested suspects as Daniel Laplana also known as Melgazar Laplana, 28; Adzmir Hassan, 36; Alfraizer Maharail, 29; Jay-ar Lawama, 33; and Bashair Jamahali, 30.

Chang said Laplana was arrested by the Zamboanga City Police Office's (ZCPO) Station 5 operatives in a law enforcement operation around 5 a.m. Monday in Zone 5 in Zambowood village, Zamboanga City.

Chang said recovered from Laplana were 2.9 grams of shabu packed in 12 heat-sealed plastic sachets worth P20,000.

Chang said Hassan, Maharail, and Lawama were arrested by operatives of the ZCPO's Station 11 in an anti-illegal drug operation around 10 p.m. Sunday in Baliwasan, Zamboanga City.

She said they yielded 1.47 grams of shabu worth P10,000, a coin purse, and P300 marked money.

She also said that Jamahali, an employee of an electric cooperative, was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Purok 5 in Sitio Singkilon, Baga village, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Confiscated from Jamahali were P4,000 worth of shabu, P500 buy-bust money and personal belongings.

Chang said the suspects were detained while charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them. (SunStar Zamboanga)

Source: SunStar (https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1898436/Zamboanga/Local-News/5-nabbed-in-Zamboanga-City-anti-drug-stings?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link)