A Canadian national was arrested by anti-illegal drug operatives during a buy-bust operation in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte on Sept. 7, 2018, authorities reported yesterday.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino identified the suspect as Alfred Wayne St. George, considered a high-value target.
The suspect was arrested in Purok Pagpagayo, Lower Dicayas, Dipolog City, at around 7:30 p.m., PDEA Region IX Director Laurefel Gabales said.
Seized during the operation were six packs of dried marijuana leaves weighing one kilogram with an estimated value of P200,000, one pack of marijuana cookies, a transparent Tupperware containing marijuana hashish, a pack of dried powdered marijuana leaves, Canadian passport, a cellular phone, drug paraphernalia and the buy-bust money.
The suspect is now in the custody of PDEA for proper disposition.