Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit (MDEU) of Ipil MPS and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Don Andres, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 9:00 AM on May 4, 2017.
This resulted in the arrest of Joseph Estrada Martinez a.k.a. “Igo”, 37, who is listed as the no. 4 High Value Target by Ipil MPS, Robert Malicsi Martinez, 20, Adolfo Morales Torralba a.k.a. “Jun-Jun”, 33, Jovelito Estrada Martinez, 38, all residents of Purok Morning Glory of said barangay, Angelo Maglasang Teope, 40, resident of Payao municipality, alias “John”, 17, resident of Barangay San Antonio, Titay, and Juven Uy Acas, 21, of Barangay Poblacion, Salug, Zamboanga Del Norte. Subject persons were caught selling shabu worth ₱200.00 to a poseur buyer during the operation. A body search conducted on the group members resulted in the confiscation of eight sachets of suspected shabu, drug paraphernalia, marked money, a KG9 caliber 9mm gun with serial number 237197 with two magazine and twenty caliber 9mm rounds of ammunition, an Armscor caliber 9mm pistol bearing serial number 923564 loaded with five rounds of ammunition, a Remington caliber .45 pistol with serial number 131007 loaded with two rounds of ammunition, and cash amounting to ₱2,500.00. The arrested persons and the confiscated items were brought to PDEA Regional Office 9.
Elements of Diplahan MPS conducted a drug buy-bust operation in Purok Aquino, Barangay Poblacion, Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 12:30 AM on May 5, 2017. This resulted in the arrest of Ariel Secabalo Jara, 38, resident of Diplahan town in Zamboanga Sibugay, and Ziepauls dela Cruz Datoy, 22, resident of Barangay Poblacion, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay. Recovered from them were the marked money used in the operation and drug paraphernalia. The suspects were brought to Diplahan MPS for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9