SAIDSOTG personnel of Zamboanga City Police Station 6 (Tetuan) conducted a drug buy-bust operation at Rancho Piedra Drive, Barangay Mampang, Zamboanga City at about 11:00 PM on August 4, 2016. This resulted in a shootout between Hipolito Ramos a.k.a. "Popoh" and the authorities, which resulted in the death of the suspect.
Recovered from the dead suspect was a loaded cal .38 revolver, cash, and three sachets of suspected shabu. Furthermore, according to the officials of Brgy. Mampang, said suspect was an escapee four years ago when he was about to be inquested in court for a robbery-hold up case.
Elements of Sirawai Municipal Police Station conducted a drug buy-bust operation at about 4:00 AM on August 4, 2016 in Barangay Doña Cecilia, Sirawai MPS. This resulted in the arrest of Bensali Sahibol Arasid. The arrested person is now detained at Sirawai MPS. Recovered from him were marked money, drug paraphernalia, and five sachets of suspected shabu.
Elements of Manukan Municipal Police Station and PAIDSOTG personnel conducted a buy-bust operation and service of search warrant on August 4, 2016 to Garry Recososa Dela Banda, 27, a high school teacher and resident of Barangay Upper Disakan, Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte. The poseur buyer bought shabu from the suspect and led to his arrest. A search warrant issued by Judge Veronica C. DG-Laput, Municipal Trial Court, 9th Judicial Region, Manukan dated August 3, 2016 was served against the suspect. The suspect yielded five small sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of Php 2,500.00, drug paraphernalia, and marked money. The accused is now temporarily detained at Manukan MPS for filing of appropriate case in court.
-with report from PO3 Bernard Tan, RPIO9