A drug suspect considered as High Value Target drug personality was arrested during a drug buy-bust operation carried out by operatives of Regional Intelligence Division (RID) - Regional Special Operation Group 9 (RSOG9) in Purok IV, Barangay Mampang, Zamboanga City at about 6:30 PM of September 29, 2016.
PSUPT FERJEN T TORRED, Officer in Charge, RSOG9, identified the arrested suspect as Dexter Dagalea y Binarao a.k.a. “Batita”, 35, resident of above-mentioned place.
Dexter Dagalea is included in the priority /watch list of RSOG9 as High Value Target (HVT) responsible in the distribution of illegal drugs in Barangays Mampang, Arena Blanco, Talon-Talon and Tetuan. He is also listed in the BADAC drug watch list of Barangay Mampang, Zamboanga City.
Confiscated from suspect were eight heat–sealed transparent plastic packs each containing suspected shabu, one KJ9 Assault Rifle loaded with one magazine with fifteen rounds of live ammunition, several assorted drug paraphernalia, and marked money.
The suspect is temporarily detained at Zamboanga City Police Station 6 (Tetuan) pending the filing of appropriate charges in court.
As this developed, PCSUPT BILLY B BELTRAN, PRO9 Acting Regional Director, lauded and commended the operating police unit for a job well done and for their utmost efforts that resulted to the arrest of the High Value Target drug personality.
PCSUPT BELTRAN urges the public to support the police in waging the war against illegal drugs by providing relevant and timely information on the identity of drug personalities in their respective places to report it to the nearest police station or to the PNP hotline number 911- 09178475757 – 09175062000.