A GOVERNMENT employee was arrested in an anti-drug operation in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police said Monday, May 22.
Zamboanga del Sur Police Director Sofronio Ecaldre identified the suspect as Macalawan Solaiman, 33, an employee of Labangan Municipal Government.
Ecaldre said the suspect was arrested by joint police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives around 8 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Purok 1 in the village of Tapodoc, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur.
Solaiman was nabbed after he allegedly sold a sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or "shabu" to an undercover policeman, Ecaldre said.
Police confiscated a small-size and three medium-size heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu, and P2,500 marked money consisting of five P500 bills.
The arrested suspect was detained while appropriate charges are set to be filed against him, according to Ecaldre. (SunStar Philippines)