LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents successively arrested nineteen drug personalities and destroyed more than P769,600.00 worth of marijuana plants during the week-long intensified anti-drug operations in the different parts of the region.
Police authorities disclosed that Baguio City Police Office (CPO) has arrested 7 drug personalities while Abra Police Provincial Office (PPO), Benguet PPO, and Kalinga PPO arrested 4 drug personalities each.
In Baguio City, the arrested personalities were identified as Michael Kevin Ayeras, 31; Tim Laranang, 28; Danilo Suguitan, 52; Ronald Espiritu, 35; Maria Lourdes Dapidap, 42; Lea Espiritu, 33; and Rufino Merrera, 37. While in Abra, Benguet, and Kalinga the arrested drug personalities were identified as Josua Bayado, 27; Rolando Yag-ao, 32; Elpidio Linggayo, 35; Ersilias Baccoy, 36; Nelson Orong, 32; Roberto Berbal, 52; Alex Mendiola, 33; Edzel Samuel, 29; Edwin Baruzo, 33; Rowel Compas, 41; Darwin Aluyen, 23; and Allan Cariño, 33.
The weeklong anti-illegal drugs operation conducted has resulted in the seizure of a total of 19.76 grams of suspected shabu with a Standard Drug Price (SDP) of Php 134,368.00 and the confiscation of a total of 38,000 grams of dried marijuana leaves with an SDP of Php 4,560,000.00.
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 Cops have resulted in the destruction of a total of 668,000 pieces of Fully-Grown Marijuana Plants (FGMP) and 2,540 pieces of marijuana seedlings with a total SDP of P 769,600.00 in Benguet.