Shabu worth P2M seized in Zamboanga City

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur—A commercial photographer and his companion were arrested during a raid on Martha Drive, Santa Catalina village in this city on Sunday.

Major Shellamae Chang, spokesman for Regional Police Bureau 9 (PRO9), said the raiding parties seized more than 2 million pesos worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride, known locally as “shabu”, in part of their operation against illegal drugs.

Police identified the two drug traffickers as Adriano Ganela Pedro, also known as Jun-jun, 40, a photographer who lived in Barangay Santa Catalina; and Jimhar Jalani Usman, also known as Jemsrockz, 40, an unemployed resident of Barangay Talon-Talon.

Chang said the team recovered six sachets containing around 300 grams of suspected shabu. They also seized a mobile phone, a clutch, an eco-bag, a motorcycle and marked money from the two suspects.

Pedro and Usman are in the custody of Zamboanga City Police Station (ZCPS) 11 pending charges.

Chang said the team, made up of personnel from ZCPS 11, the anti-drug unit and other special police units, conducted three takeover operations on June 12.

In another operation in Barangay Kasanyangan, police arrested Mumar Baning Sahari, 25, and Jamal Jimlani, 27, after police recovered a shabu worth 4,700 pesos from them.

At Sitio Davuy Grande in Barangay Sibulay, police collected 1,700 pesos worth of shabu from a PUJ driver named Benhar Ajalal Abdul, 40, of Duncaan, Barangay Mangusu.

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