AN ALLEGED “big-time” drug suspect was arrested while some P340,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in an anti-drug operation in Zamboanga City, the police reported Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Arrested was Dennis Sombreno Pungutan alias Ted, 32, a resident of Sitio Paniran, Zone 4 village, Zamboanga City, according to Police Colonel Richard Verceles, operations chief of the Area Police Command-Western Mindanao.

Verceles said that Pungutan was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 11:05 a.m. Sunday, August 28, along Murga Street in Santa Catalina village, Zamboanga City.

Verceles said that Pungutan was immediately arrested after he handed over one heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover policeman.

He said that confiscated during the buy-bust operation were some 50 grams of suspected shabu worth P340,000, two genuine bills of P500 placed on top of a bundle of boodle money consisting of 69 pieces of counterfeit P1,000 bills and one cellophane.

He said the buy-bust operation was launched following surveillance on the illegal activity of the suspect.

He said the suspect was detained at the headquarters of the Zamboanga City Police Office. (SunStar Zamboanga)

Source: SunStar (https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1939189/zamboanga/local-news/big-time-drug-pusher-nabbed-p340000-shabu-seized)