Local drug peddler and wife nabbed in sting operation

BAGUIO CITY – Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera Regional Office (PDEA-CAR) arrested a member of a local drug group and his wife in a buy-bust operation on Thursday, May 19.

PDEA-CAR Information Officer Joseph Calulut identified the suspects as Ansary Mamayandog Pumbaya, alias “Aksa” or “Ansari”, 45, a native of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur and a resident of Cypress, Irisan, Baguio City.

Pumbaya was arrested with his 27-year old wife after selling two sachets of shabu weighing 53.7777 grams, with a street value of Php 220,488 to the operatives.

Confiscated from the couple were the prohibited drugs, buy-bust money worth Php 70,000, a black Nokia mobile phone and a Toyota Vios driven by Ansari.

Pumban and his wife are temporarily detained at the PDEA-CAR Office holding facility pending the filing of violation of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 before the proper authorities. PNA/northboundasia.com