Government employee nabbed in Pagadian City drug ops
PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur—Authorities arrested a local government employee in a drug buy-bust operation Tuesday afternoon inside a travelers’ inn at San Pedro District here.
Police Capt. Dominic Dalena of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit-IX identified the alleged drug peddler as Wahab Acob aka Benzar, an employee of the City Engineer’s Office and a resident of Muricay village.
Dalena said they have been monitoring Acob before they conducted the operation along with the city police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Recovered during the operation were one medium-sized transparent heat- sealed plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu with estimated market value of P20,000, the buy- bust money and other personal items.
The confiscated drug items were brought to the Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Forensic Unit for examination while the suspect was temporarily detained at the lock-up cell of the city police station.