A former Filipino migrant worker was arrested for allegedly supplying illegal drugs to a man in Zamboanga City in the Philippines.

According to Chief Inspector Roman Bautista, Police Station 8 chief, 50-year-old Sirilin Hadjiula, alias Inda, was arrested in a buy-bust operation on Mayor Climaco Avenue in Zamboanga City, Philippine News Agency reported.

Bautista said Hadjiula allegedly supplied the illegal drugs to another suspect identified as Gaber Najan, 57, who was also arrested in a buy-bust operation by the Station Drug Enforcement Unit on December 27 in Acacia Drive, Upper Calarian in Zamboanga City.

Najan confessed to authorities that the former migrant worker was his supplier, which led to Hadjiula’s arrest. The police seized suspected methamphetamine worth PHP340,000 (US$6,459) from Hadjiula and PHP117,000 worth of illegal drugs from Najan.

The two suspects are now detained pending the filing of charges against them. The police are currently investigating the extent of the illegal drug operations of the two suspects.

Read: Ex-migrant worker arrested for illegal drugs possession

Read: Migrant worker, driver arrested for illegal drug deal