CAMP BADO DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – In a series of buy-bust operations which stemmed from intelligence driven efforts of combined drug operatives of Cordillera PNP, 35 suspected drug pushers were captured regionwide from September 1-28, 2020.
For the period, a total of 32 suspected drug personalities were captured, 19 of whom are listed as High Value Individuals (HVI). Along with the arrested people is the confiscation and recovery of a total of 31.31grams of shabu, and 21,823.27 grams of marijuana dried bricks and stalks having a total Dangerous Drug Board value of P2,831,745.00.
Recently, three suspected drug pushers were captured in separate buy bust operations last September 26, 2020. Jeffrey Tumbangen Leonardo, 25, a resident of Brgy. Palao, Bangued, Abra was apprehended in the morning, infront of JTC Superstore, Rizal St., Zone 5, Bangued, Abra while Michael C. Racraquin, 34, a resident of Brgy. Areliano, Quezon, Isabela was held in the afternoon in Purok 5, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga. They were both captured after they sold sachet containing suspected shabu to a poseur buyer. Whereas, Erwin Dieza Arfi-eb, 23, farmer and a resident of San Pedro, Rizal, Kalinga was arrested in the evening along Junction, Liwan West, Rizal, Kalinga after he sold a brick of suspected dried marijuana leaves to a poseur buyer.
Confiscated and recovered pieces of evidence from Leonardo were One (1) heat sealed transparent sachet containing suspected shabu; P2,000.00 boodle money; P1.00; one disposable yellow lighter; One Samsung black keypad cellular phone;and a black motorcycle. Also confiscated and recovered evidence from Racraquin were P1,000.00 buy bust money and a sachet containing suspected shabu, while one (1) Samsung keypad colored red, P1,000.00 buy bust money and P6,000.00 boddle money was taken from Arfi-eb.
The arrest of these high value individual and other drug suspects shows that PROCOR remain committed in the performance of their sworn duties. It also manifests Team PROCOR’s strict implementation of the campaign against illegal drugs Regionwide. (PROCOR PIO)