LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A 20-year old student was arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in his possession six marijuana bricks during a buy bust operation at Central Pico, here, Recently.
Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested drug courier as Demetrio Hemio Gapad, 20, single, student, native of Badeo, Kibungan, Benguet, and a resident at Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed that the police operatives were conducting a routine mobile patrol operation in the place of incident when they were able to chance upon a group of youngsters with one of them suspiciously holding a box.
When the patrolling policemen tried to approach them the group of male persons immediately scampered for safety leaving the suspect holding the said suspicious box.
During the inspection, probers found that the box contained six bricks of dried marijuana leaves with a total market value of P200,000.
The suspect was then brought by the policemen to the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station for documentation before the filing of the appropriate charges against him before the Benguet provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See