LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – More than P21.8 million worth of illegal drugs were destroyed while two drug personalities were arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents during a week-long anti-illegal drug operations in the different parts of the Cordillera.
Based on the data obtained from the regional operations division of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in the Cordillera, a total of 12, 980 pieces of fully-grown marijuana plants (FGMJP), 120,000 grams of marijuana stalks, 1,060 pieces of marijuana seedlings and 40,002 grams of dried marijuana leaves and fruiting tops with an overall standard drug price (SDP) of P21, 838, 640.00 were recovered in the province of Benguet.
Also, the same report disclosed that a total of 1.49 grams of shabu with an overall SDP of Php 10,132.00 were confiscated from the two drug personalities who were arrested in a separate buy-bust operation in Baguio City.
The arrested suspects, who were identified as Edison Caras, 29, and Emelyn Tabisola, 40, are now facing charges for violating the provisions of R.A. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, while the confiscated marijuana plants and seedlings were burned on-site by operating units. By Dexter A. See