Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet – In the month-long campaign against illegal drugs in the region, operating units of Police Regional Office Cordillera has arrested 24 drug personalities, and seized over Php21.9 M worth of marijuana and shabu for the month of March.

For the period covered, PROCOR cops conducted a total of 17 marijuana eradication operations wherein 92, 980 pieces fully grown marijuana plants, 3,000 marijuana seedlings and 26 kilograms of marijuana stalks were destroyed amounting to a Standard Drug Price of Php21, 836,000.00. Of this amount, Php20,356,000.00. worth of marijuana were discovered and destroyed in Benguet while P1.48 M worth of marijuana were eradicated in Kalinga.

Moreover, 21 buy-bust operations were conducted that led to the arrest of 24 drug personalities, nine of whom are listed as High Value Individuals (HVI) and 15 are listed as Street Level Individuals (SLI). Also, in the course of the operations, 20.87 grams of shabu amounting to Php141, 888.12 were confiscated from the arrested suspects.

Topping the list is Baguio City Police Office with 13 arrested drug personalities, three of which are listed as HVIs and 10 SLIs; followed by Benguet Police Provincial Office (PPO) with 8 arrests, five of which are HVIs and three SLI, Abra PPO with two SLIs arrested and Kalinga PPO with one arrested High Value drug personality.

Cases for violation of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) are now filed in court against the 24 arrested drug personalities. (PROCOR RPIO)