ZAMBOANGA CITY – Authorities arrested a Malaysian businessman for alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade in this city, a police official said yesterday.
Col. Alexander Lorenzo, Zamboanga City Police Office director, said Imran Bin Muhazir was arrested by police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives in a buy-bust in Bgy. Calarian around 7:45 p.m. Friday.
Seized from Muhazir, 22, were 10 grams of suspected shabu worth P68,000, a sling bag, 24 pieces of P1,000 boodle money with P1,000 genuine marked money, a mobile phone, Malaysian citizenship documents and wallet with P4,590 cash.
Lorenzo said the suspect has multiple home addresses that included one in Sabah, Malaysia, Zamboanga City and Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.
“Muhazir kept coming back and forth in the Philippines through illegal entry to sustain his illegal drug business,” the PDEA-Zamboanga City said.
PDEA said Muhazir’s arrest could lead to the identification of other international drug personalities operating in the country.
Muhazir will be charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.(PNA)