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Digos administrator’s nephew nabbed in drug buy-bust

/ 06:57 PM September 29, 2016

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DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur–The nephew of the city administrator here was arrested during a police buy-bust operation, authorities said Thursday.

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Supt. Demetrius Taypin, the city police chief, said Phillip Arthur Ymalay Catalan, 31, single and a resident of Lourdes Village in Barangay Zone 1, was arrested in front of a Christian church here as he handed a packet of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to a poseur-buyer around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Seized from the suspect — nephew of city administrator Arthur Ymalay — were two sachets of a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, the P500 marked money and drug paraphernalia.

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He said the items confiscated from the younger Ymalay had an an estimated street value of P6,500.

Charges were being prepared against the suspect, Taypin said.  SFM/rga

(Editors note: INQUIRER.net is correcting this story to rectify an error stating that the suspect was the son of the city administrator. Our apologies.)

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