LAGAWE, Ifugao – An 18-year old farmer was arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in his possession dried marijuana leaves which he tried to sell to a police informant inside a videoke bar at Poblacion West, here, Saturday.
Police authorities identified the arrested individual as Ijay Tayaban Banhan, 18, single, OSY, farmer and a resident of Umilag, Lamut, Ifugao.
Initial police investigation showed the suspect reportedly tried to sell the dried marijuana leaves to a police informant but the confidential agent reported the matter to the Lagawe Municipal Police Station.
Responding police operatives immediately responded to the area and arrested the teenager and were able to confiscate from him a still undetermined volume of dried marijuana leaves.
He is now detained at the Lagawe Municipal Police Station awaiting the filing of appropriate charges against him before the provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See