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Police apprehend five drug pushers in hotel, motel


Five suspected drug pushers and drug addicts including the alleged wife of a policeman were arrested early yesterday morning in two separate buy bust operations in a hotel and motel here in Zamboanga City.

Tetuan police station commander Supt. Nonito Asdai disclosed the first buy bust operation was conducted in one of the rooms of the Hermosa Hotel along Sucabon St. Barangay Zone 2 at 1 a.m. where they apprehended three pushers including the alleged wife of a cop.

The suspects were identified as Jessica Solis, 32, of Barangay Sta. Maria, wife of a policeman, Albaser Indan, 38, of Johnston Drive, San Jose and Nuriddin Basa of Barangay San Jose Gusu.

Recovered from their possession were eight sachets of shabu, a lighter, alluminium foils and marked money.

The same police team conducted another buy bust operation at around 2 a.m. at the ASY Pension House located in barangay San Jose Gusu.

Arrested were Ivan Baylon, 24, of barangay Pasonanca and Jeezril Masong, 30, of barangay Baliwasan.

Recovered from their possession were five sachets of shabu and marked money.

Asdai said cases for violations of R.A. 9165 otherwise known as violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act  of 2002 will be filed against the suspects in court.

All of them are currently detained. (Nonong Santiago)

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