Driver nabbed in drug buy-bust operation

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

COMBINED police and Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (Pdea) have arrested a driver of an inter-provincial passenger bus in a buy-bust operation in Dipolog City.

Arrested was Arenel Gumatao, 40, a driver of the Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc. and a resident of Burgos village, Dapitan City.

The Zamboanga del Norte Police Office reported that Gumatao was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Integrated Bus Terminal in the village of Miputak, Dipolog City.


The police said Gumatao was arrested after he allegedly sold a sachet of suspected shabu for P250 to an undercover government agent.

The police said the arresting personnel have confiscated from the suspect’s possession P250 “marked money,” 12 heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu, a mobile phone, and other prohibited drug paraphernalia.

The suspect was detained while appropriate charges are being readied against him, the police said.

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