5 suspected traffickers nabbed in anti-drug raid

Five persons were arrested during a raid in Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay, authorities reported.

According to Laurefel Gabales, head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Western Mindanao, they also seized some P200,000 worth of suspected shabu from the buy-bust operation conducted against the couple Bonifacio Abao, and Wilma Abao, in Barangay La Dicha.

The other arrested suspects were Marlon Dulom Abao, a relative of Bonifacio; Al-Shaida Jundam Balpaki, a resident of Zamboanga City; and John Ryan Tabunon Morcilla, a resident of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Charges for conspiracy in selling drugs, possession of illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia were being prepared against the suspects, who were detained at the Malangas police’s detention facility, said Gabales.


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