Zamboanga police arrest high-value target drug personality

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Police have arrested a high-value target (HVT) drug personality in an anti-drug operation in this city, a top police official announced Friday.

Supt. Ferjen Torred, officer-in-charge of the Regional Special Operations Group-9, identified the suspect as 35-year-old Dexter Dagalea, alias Batita, of Barangay Mampang here.

Torred said Dagalea, who was arrested in a sting operation in Purok 4, Barangay Mampang, was in the police’s drug watch list and was allegedly behind the distribution of illegal drugs in the barangays of Mampang, Arena Blanco, Talon-Talon and Tetuan.

He said policemen seized from the suspect eight heat-sealed plastic packs of suspected shabu, marked money, a KJ9 assault rifle with ammunition, electric sealer and assorted drug paraphernalia.

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He said the suspect will be detained at the headquarters of Police Station 6 until he is charged in court.(PNA)
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