Buy-bust operation nets 2 pushers

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

THE police have arrested two suspected drug pushers, including a student, on separate anti-drug operations in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police said.

The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office (ZDSPO) identified the arrested suspects as Raymond Alpichi, 19, a student of Pagadian City, and Jerry Pitogo, 33, a jobless resident of Molave town.

The police said that Alpichi was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a buy-bust operation at Purok Magsaysay in the village of Sto. Nino District, Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur.


The police said that the arresting team confiscated from Alpihci’s possession seven small heat-sealed sachets of suspect shabu, P500 “marked money,” and other prohibited drugs paraphernalia.

Pitogo was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Sitio Tulay Buhangin in the village of Culo, Molave, Zamboanga Del Sur, the police said.

Confiscated from Pitogo’s possession were two small heat-sealed sachets of substance suspected to be shabu, P700 including P200 “marked money,” and other prohibited drug paraphernalia.

Both suspects were detained while appropriate charges are set to be filed against them, the police said.

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