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CAAP employee nabbed for shabu

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 03:16 PM January 31, 2018

An official of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has been  arrested in Butuan City in  a buy-bust operation conducted by the  Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA).

PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino  identified the CAAP official as Ernesto Martinez Zaratan Jr., a 42-year-old registered nurse, who was arrested  on January 29 with  a  1.58 grams of shabu with a street value of 7,500.  A mobile phone used for drug transactions was also  seized  from the suspect.

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Aquino said  joint forces of PDEA Regional Office 13, Caraga Surigao del Sur, and Agusan del Sur Provincial Office arrested Zaratan about 1 a.m.

The PDEA chief said  Zaratan was a resident of Cinderella Subdivision, Phase II, Barangay Villa Kanangga, Butuan City.

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A drug test was also conducted using Zaratan’s urine and the result showed that the suspect was positive for shabu.

Zaratan is detained at PDEA RO 13 with a pending case filed against him for violating Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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