LA TRINIDAD, Benguet August 31 – Seventeen drug personalities were arrested while over P685,662.40 worth of marijuana plants were destroyed by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents during the implementation of a week-long anti-drug operations in the different parts of the region.
Citing the records from the PROCOR’s Regional Operations Division (ROD), for the week, Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) recorded the highest number of arrests with 11 arrested drug personalities followed by Benguet Police Provincial Office (PPO) with 5 arrested drug personalities, and Abra PPO with 1 arrested drug personality.
In Baguio City, the arrested personalities were identified as Philip Recile, 40; Alanzar Valencia, 45; Rene Boy Enriquez, 29; Rommel Alvarez, 30; Jefferson Reyes, 30; Ariel Bañaga, 42; Jimmy Presto, 39; Tristan Michael Labo, 39; Alvin Dumaguing, 32; Reagan Vero, 32; and Ronald Rodriguez, 34.
In Benguet, the arrested personalities were identified as David Gallano, 65; Quirino Cuytop, 59; David Matias, 28; Ricky Ku, 55; and Adrian Wabe, 18.
While in Abra, the arrested drug personality was identified as Jean Mailed,53.
The separate anti-illegal drugs operation conducted resulted in the seizure of a total of 12.11 grams of suspected shabu with a Standard Drug Price (SDP) of P 82,348.00 and the confiscation of a total of 5,055.52 grams of dried marijuana leaves with an SDP of P 606,662.4
All arrested suspects are now facing charges for violating R.A 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, the continuous marijuana eradication operations being conducted by PROCOR have resulted in the destruction of a total of 100 Fully Grown Marijuana Plants (FGMP) and 1,300 marijuana seedlings with a total SDP of Php 72,000.00 in Benguet.
In another operation in Ifugao, a total of 35 FGMP with an SDP of Php 7,000.00 were destroyed by the PROCOR operatives.