CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad Benguet – Four drug personalities were busted for violation of  RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,  in separate anti-illegal drug operations in Itogon and Mankayan on June 8 and 9, 2021 by joint operatives of Benguet PPO, RID-COR and PDEA CAR.
In Itogon, three suspects identified as Benny Dampag Belwigan (High Value Individual); Moises Patna-an Wangit (Street Level Individual) and Christian Viray Batane (Newly Identified Drug Personality), were arrested thru a buy-bust in a shanty at Miners Side, Brgy. Ucab, Itogon, Benguet on June 8, 2021.
Based on reports from Itogon MPS, suspect Belwigan and an undercover operative agreed to meet at the said place, where the suspect sold  two heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected “shabu” w/ an estimated weight of 1.30 grams and Standard Drug Price (SDP) of Php 8,840.00.
During the course of the operation, additional  two heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected “shabu” weighing 0.3 gram and an SDP of Php 2,040.00 along with the buy-bust money, lighter, cellphone and two pieces aluminum strips with suspected shabu residue were seized from the suspects.
Confiscated items were inventoried onsite witnessed by Brgy. Kagawad Jimmy Onogon, Ms. Glory Balegan, Media representative, and Prosecutor Andres Gondayao, DOJ representative.
Meanwhile in Mankayan, another HVI identified as Dave Orjalo Valera,35, was arrested after selling one sachet of suspected “shabu”  weighing 0.09g with SDP of Php612.00 to an operative who acted as a poseur-buyer at Proper Guinaong, Guinaoang, Mankayan, Benguet on June 9, 2021.
Another sachet of suspected “shabu” with an estimated weight of 0.26g with SDP of Php1,768.00, the buy-bust money and a cellphone, were confiscated from Valera during the arrest, inventoried in the presence of Punong Barangay James M. Guanso and Mr. Joemar P. Sacpa, Media Representative.
All arrested suspects are currently under the custody of the respective arresting units  for documentation and proper disposition. (PROCOR-PIO).