High school girl, 2 others nabbed in Zamboanga drug busts; P1M shabu seized
ZAMBOANGA CITY — Three suspected drug dealers, including a female high school student, were arrested by the police in separate drug busts here that yielded over P1 million worth of suspected shabu (crystal meth).
Police Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla, regional director of Police Regional Office in Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9), identified the suspects as Munir Jalaidi Adjid, 42, a businessman from Pandami, Sulu; Adamay Abduhari Sipin, 19, a high school student of the Southern Command National High School here; and Ariel Bael Buhain, 52, of Southcom village, Upper Calarian.
Adjid was arrested in a buy-bust on June 13 at Sitio Barigon, Barangay Tugbungan here.
He yielded 75 grams of shabu with a market value of P510,000.
Sipin, a Grade 9 student, was arrested in a drug raid at Armor village, Barangay San Jose, this city on June 12 from whom the police recovered 20 sealed sachets of suspected shabu estimated to be worth P544,000.
Buhian was arrested on the same day at Bamboo House in Southcom Village in possession of five sachets of crystal meth worth P8,600.
Police Staff Sergeant Junhavier Ahmadul, the case investigator in the Sipin case, said the female teenager had been in their watch list since last year, as she was allegedly “known to deal with big time drug lords.”
Ahmadul said it was their first time to encounter a female high school student directly involved in drug dealing since the government launched the massive campaign against illegal drugs in 2016.
He said Sipin had claimed that she was just taking care of her uncle’s business and that she didn’t know that the business involved illegal drugs.
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