A barangay treasurer was arrested by combined operatives of Ayala Police Station, Regional Drug Enforcement Unit, Regional Public Safety Company, 55th Special Action Battalion and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 9 during an anti-illegal drug operation in Puroks 6 and 7 of Barangay Recodo, Zamboanga City at about 6:00 AM on March 6, 2017.
The operation targeted the Allama Group, said to be responsible for the resurgence of drug trafficking and the series of drug-related shooting incidents at said place. The arrested man was identified as Ababil Jamil Hasan, 33, barangay treasurer of Sangbay Small in Basilan province, presently residing in Purok 7, Recodo, Zamboanga City. Confiscated from him were a bloodstained cal. 45 pistol with serial number 107193, two magazines, ten rounds of ammo, a black inside holster, and assorted drug paraphernalia. He is presently detained at Ayala Police Station.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9