PRO9 DEU Cuffs 5 Drug Suspects; 5 Others Nabbed in Various Anti-Drug Ops

Written by PCINSP HELEN L GALVEZ, Chief RPIO9 on . Posted in News Release

Five individuals were arrested by the Drug Enforcement Unit of PRO9 during a drug buy-bust operation at RD Drive, Purok 5, Barangay Recodo, Zamboanga City at about 10:00 PM on July 10, 2017. The suspects were identified as Al-Nasid Hussin Handi, 30, Talib Kalim Hasim, 42, both listed as street level target (SLT), Wahid Hamja Salih, 30, Jimboy Calelo Jimlan, 27, and Omar Hamja Salih, 40, all residents of said place.

Confiscated from them were two packs containing suspected shabu, drug paraphernalia and marked money. The arrested suspects and confiscated items were brought to Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) for proper disposition.


A lineman of Zamsureco 1, who is listed as a Level 2 High Value Target drug personality, was arrested during a drug buy-bust operation carried out by Dumalinao MPS in Purok Acasia, Barangay Sumadat, Dumalinao, Zamboanga Del Sur at about 8:00 PM on July 11, 2017. The arrested suspect was identified as Rey Amante Rocero a.k.a. “Bobong”, 40, resident of said place.  Confiscated from him were four sachets of suspected shabu, two cellular phones, drug paraphernalia, and marked money. The suspect is now detained at Dumalinao MPS for proper disposition.


A 28-year old man riding a motorcycle was arrested after he was caught throwing away a sachet of suspected Shabu during the conduct of a counter strike operation by elements of Ipil MPS along the national highway in Purok Gemelina, Barangay Sanito, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 10:20 PM on July 11, 2017. The suspect was identified as Jeffry Nano Gamil, 28, resident of Purok San Francisco, Barangay Poblacion of same municipality.  Gamil was brought to Ipil MPS for proper disposition.


Anti-Illegal drug operatives of Sta. Maria Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation in Barangay Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City at about 5:20 PM on July 11, 2017. This resulted in the arrest of Vergil Valdez y Dinopol alias “Boy”, 39, resident of said place. The suspect yielded five small sachets of suspected shabu, and marked money. The seized drugs have an estimated street value of Php 1,000.00. Said suspect is presently detained at ZCPS7 for filling of appropriate charges in court.


A man apprehended for harassing a 44-year old female was arrested by Sta. Maria Police Station after two green lighters and three rolled aluminum foil were found in his possession when he was subjected to a body search at Itturalde Drive in Villa Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City at around 12:24 PM on July 11, 2017. The suspect was identified as Richard Aballe Jr y Salinas, 23, resident of said place. The suspect will be charged with violation of Sec 12 RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Aballe is now under the custody of said police station.


Operatives of Zamboanga City Police Station 11 conducted a drug buy-bust operation in Camino Nuevo, Zamboanga City at about 11:45 AM on July 12, 2017. This resulted in the arrest of Armando Malalay y Hipolito, 26, resident of Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City. The operating team seized two small sachets of suspected shabu and marked money from the suspect. Malalay is presently detained at ZCPS11 for filing of appropriate charges in court.

-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9

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