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P6.8 million shabu seized in Zamboanga drug sting

Roel Pareño - The Philippine Star

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Police seized a kilo of shabu valued at P6.8 million in an entrapment in a coastal village in this city yesterday.

City police chief Col. Rexmel Reyes said joint teams of the Drug Enforcement Unit and Police Station 4 conducted the sting in Barangay Arena Blanco.

Reyes said Elmer Esmiraji, 24, a high-value target and a recipient of the government’s conditional cash grant program for the poor who hails from Talipao, Sulu was arrested.

Esmiraji claimed he was just asked to hand over the illegal drugs.

Police said the suspect could have sourced his supply from Sulu, said to be a flashpoint in the shipment of drugs through the southern backdoor.

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