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Police arrest drug pusher, seize handguns


A drug pusher, who is also reportedly an army soldier,  was arrested during a buy-bust operation and seized from his were illegal drugs and handguns with ammunitions at Ranchez Drive, Baliwasan Grande, Barangay Baliwasan, this city last Thursday.

Police Station 1 commander Sr. Insp. Jivertson Pelovello identified the suspect as Michael Manuel Delos Reyes alias Riot, 41, married and a resident of the said place.

Information received by Zamboanga Today disclosed that the suspect is an active member of the Philippine Army but there was no confirmation yet coming from the local police as of press time yesterday.

Pelovello said that the suspect was nabbed while in possession of two (a medium and a small) heat-sealed plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu .

Also recovered from the suspect were a Colt MKIV series 80 Caliber with serial number 129729, a magazine, 6 pieces live ammunitions and a Caliber .22 Revolver with 6 pieces live ammunitions.

The Station Drugs Enforcement Team (SDET) also retrieved the mark money bill consisting of 5 pieces of P100.

The suspect was conducted to the police station for further investigation and detention.

The cases for violation of R.A. 9165, known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and R.A. 10591, known as the Firearm and Ammunition Regulation Act of 2013, will be forwarded at the City Prosecutor’s Office by the police against the suspect.

The confiscated illegal drugs and firearms will be submitted at the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 9 (RCLO9) for the examination and ballistic test. (Peping Heramil)

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