POLICE Regional Office 9 director, Brigadier General Froilan F. Quidilla, yesterday announced the arrest of a suspected big-time drug trafficker in Western Mindanao after he sold a kilo of shabu worth P6.8 million to an undercover officer in Zamboanga City on Valentine’s Day.
The official identified the suspect as Alnajim Asakil Sarail alias ‘Nadz,’ a 29-year-old jobless resident of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.
He said that undercover officers of the Zamboanga City Police Station 9 led by Major Ramon Bautista Jr. arrested the suspect during a buy-bust operation along Tambis Drive, Camachile, Barangay Zone III in Zamboanga City around 1:45 p.m. Friday.
Quidilla said that recovered from the possession of the suspect were a plastic bag containing about a kilo of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ with a market value of P6.8 million and the P1 million worth of boodle money topped by a marked P1,000 bill paid to him by an undercover agent.
The sting was conducted by the local police with the help of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency regional office.
Quidilla said that the suspect is now being held at the Zamboanga City Police Station 9 lock-up facility facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of dangerous drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.