2 drug personalities nabbed in Zamboanga del Norte buy-bust


Two drug suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Zamboanga del Norte, resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu worth P340,800.00.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino identified the suspects as Jefferson Am-is and Alvin Baligasa, who were arrested by elements of PDEA Regional Office IX (PDEA RO IX) in Barangay Lawaan, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte Friday, February 7.

Confiscated during the operation were three pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, weighing about 50 grams, with an estimated value of P340,800.00, one piece of caliber.45 cartridge case, and a motorcycle.

The suspects will be charged for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.