Zamboanga City Seizes P13.6M Shabu in Drug Trafficking Battle


In a meticulously planned operation, authorities in Zamboanga City intercepted a significant quantity of shabu, valued at P13.6 million. This successful sting operation was the result of intensified intelligence and surveillance efforts by the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit and local police.

Here are some details from the report of The Philippine Star.

The Arrests and Confiscation

Authorities apprehended three individuals, identified as Isniraya Hassan, Katrina Adjihin, and Gafur Jalaluddin, in Barangay Tumaga. The authorities caught the suspects from Bongao in Tawi-Tawi with two kilograms of shabu concealed in large plastic packets. Alongside the narcotics, authorities recovered marked currency used in the undercover operation.

The operation not only disrupted a significant drug trafficking attempt but also highlighted the ongoing efforts to combat illegal drug activities in Zamboanga City.

During the arrests, authorities found a seven-month-old infant in the custody of the suspects. Following established protocols, the local social welfare and development office took custody of the infant. This measure ensures their safety amidst the ongoing legal proceedings.

Legal Ramifications

The authorities are preparing to file charges against the arrested individuals under Republic Act 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. This legislation imposes severe penalties for involvement in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of illegal substances. It reflects the government’s stringent stance against drug-related offenses.

The swift and coordinated action by law enforcement underscores their commitment to upholding justice and combating drug trafficking in Zamboanga City. This operation, part of a broader strategy to dismantle drug networks, highlights the ongoing collaboration between various agencies.

As investigations continue, authorities remain vigilant in their efforts to maintain a drug-free environment. They are committed to ensuring that all residents’ safety and well-being are safeguarded, working tirelessly to prevent the spread of illegal substances and protect the community from the associated harms.

Read Also: P13.3 Billion Worth of Drugs Seized at Checkpoint!


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