LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A 32-year old labourer was arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in his possession shabu and illegal drug paraphernalia during an operation at Talipapa, Central Balili, here, Thursday.
Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested drug courier as Marconi Norman Cornelio, 32, single, laborer, and a resident at FD 46, Balili La Trinidad, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed that police operatives received a call regarding an individual making noise in their neighbourhood and upon reaching the place of incident, they were able to find a man running away from the area that forced them to accost him.
Upon the request of the police to inquire on the contents of the pouch he was holding, probers were able to find a heat sealed sachet containing shabu and other illegal drug paraphernalia.
He was immediately brought to the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station for documentation and the subsequent filing of charges of violation of the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Law against him before the provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See