Drug enforcement agents arrested three people, including a brother of an alleged bomber wanted by authorities and a sister of a politician in Sulu province in the southern Philippines, in an undercover drug sting in Zamboanga City, officials say Sunday, January 30, 2011. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Jan. 30, 2011) – Government agents arrested three people, including a brother of an alleged bomber wanted by authorities and a sister of a politician in Sulu province in the southern Philippines, in an undercover drug sting in Zamboanga City, officials said Sunday. Officials said the trio - Ladimer Tulawie, Zam-Zam Tulawie and Inderapatra Adam – were all arrested at an apartment in the village of Tetutan over the weekend.
One agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said at least 50 grams of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or locally known as shabu were seized from the three.
“They tried to fight off the arrest, but we all subdued them and we have recovered at least 50 grams of shabu,” the agent said. The three were escorted by heavily armed drug enforcement agents at the Department of Justice where they had been brought for inquest.
One agent said one of the two men is a brother of Temogen Tulawie alias Cocoy Tulawie who is being hunted by authorities for his alleged role in the roadside bombing in 2009 in Sulu province in a failed attempt to assassinate Governor Sakur Tan. The woman is said to be a sister of a politician in Sulu province. Neither the trio nor their relatives gave any statement to the press about the arrest, but drug enforcement agents said they have sufficient evidence to indict the three suspects. (Mindanao Examiner)