Zamboanga City – A notorious drug pusher was arrested during a drug buy-bust operation conducted by anti-illegal drugs operatives of Ayala Police Station in Purok 5, Barangay Recodo at about 7:30 in the morning of February 14, 2015. Police Senior Inspector Karib A. Muharram, Ayala Police Chief, identified the arrested person as Lukman Lao y Abuabi, 32, of Purok 5, Barangay Recodo.
Confiscated from him were five small and medium-sized sachets containing suspected shabu, marked money, several drug paraphernalia, and one cal 9mm pistol with magazine loaded with 6 rounds of ammunition. According to Ayala Police Station, the suspect is also the assailant of a shooting incident at Vanex, Purok 5-A, Barangay Recodo that occurred on February 12, 2015 at around 8:30 in the evening. He is also in the watch list of said police station due to his involvement in the selling of illegal drugs, and also has an existing arrest warrant for usurpation of authority docketed under Criminal Case No 51757 (I-6770) issued by Presiding Judge Nancy Bantayanon-Cuaresma. Arrested person is presently detained at Ayala Police Station - ZCPS9, while the confiscated items were brought to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 9 for laboratory examination.
Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur – Police operatives of Tukuran Police Station led by Police Chief Inspector Gilzen Niño Regis Manese, conducted random chokepoint operation at Purok Narra, Barangay Military at about 3:00 AM of February 14, 2015. This led to the arrest of Alex Cañete y Santiago alias “Bagnas” / “Dodong”, 56, a resident of Purok Camanggahan, Barangay Curvada of this town. Three small sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as “shabu” and other drug paraphernalia were confiscated from him. The suspect belongs to this municipality’s illegal drugs watch list.The suspect together with the confiscated evidence was immediately brought to the Tukuran Police Station for proper disposition and for filing of violation of RA 9165 case in court.
Zamboanga City – The anti-illegal drug operatives of Zamboanga Police Station 5 arrested a teenager during drug-buy bust operation in Zone 5 in Barangay Lumbangan at about 7:30 in the evening of February 13, 2015. Police Chief Inspector Mark Azur, Station Commander, identified the arrested person as Reynan Araneta y Macario, 18, a resident in the area. Seized from him were three small sachets of suspected “shabu”; marked money, and other drug paraphernalia. He is presently detained in said police station pending the filing of appropriate charges in Court. Confiscated items were submitted to the Regional Crime Lab Office for further examination.
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay – Police operatives of Ipil Police Station led by Police Superintendent Benjamin Geraldo A Avengoza conducted buy-bust operation at Purok Goma, Barangay Lumbia at about 11:45 AM of February 14, 2015. This resulted in the arrest of Maximo Turno Layan, 39, a resident of said place. Confiscated from him were four sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be “shabu”, another sachet with shabu residues, drug paraphernalia, a Combat Commander cal .45 pistol with serial number 124452, two cal .45 magazines containing a total of fourteen rounds of ammo and marked money. Arrested person is in the custody of Ipil MPS for filing of appropriate charges in court.
-with report from PO2 Radzben S Jul, RPIO9