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Former Dipolog Chamber of Commerce and Industry president arrested for drugs

Gualberto Laput
Former Dipolog Chamber of Commerce and Industry president arrested for drugs

GOTCHA!: Edwin Capili (right) and Sydney Sumalpong (2nd from right) during the buy bust operation.

The PDEA-Zamboanga del Norte identifies the arrested businessman as Edwin Capili

A former president of Dipolog Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) was caught in a buy-bust operation launched by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Zamboanga del Norte (PDEA-ZN) at 10:25 pm on Friday, October 23.

The PDEA-ZN identified the businessman they apprehended as Edwin Capili, 63.

He was arrested with 36-year-old Sydney Sumalpong at Capili’s pension house “Chip ‘n by the Sea” in Barangay Galas here

Capili’s pension house has reportedly been under surveillance after PDEA-ZN learned that drug personalities in Dipolog and other places have been in and out of the place.

The target of the buy-bust operation was Sumalpong, who was under PDEA-ZN’s list of alleged drug personalities. But the cellophane containing a substance believed to be shabu priced at P36,000 was reportedly confiscated from Capili.

Also seized were two small-sized plastic also containing the possible shabu, which were bought by PDEA-ZN’s “poseur-buyer,” and P500 marked money.

The buy-bust operation was led by PDEA agent Marvin Santos, who told reporters that Capili might have gone into drug trade after his businesses went down. – Rappler.com