In the continuous conduct of intensified anti-illegal drugs operations of the Cordillera police, four (4) listed drug personalities and 1 (one) other were arrested in separate buy-bust operations conducted in Baguio, Benguet and Kalinga on June 10, 2021.

Based from the reports submitted by the PROCOR operatives, Regional Director PBGEN RONALD O LEE identified the arrested suspects, in Baguio as Reynaldo Delos Santos Guitierrez, Jr., 28 listed in the Regional Top Ten Illegal Drug personalities and Jeffrey Banico Cielo, 32, listed as a High Value Individual (HVI); in Benguet as Ryan Pajardo Cariño, 39, plumber, and Aberico Paran Dulinen, 31, famer, both HVI; and in Kalinga as Khian Suminal Balawag aka “On-on,” 18, a construction worker.

In Baguio City, joint operatives of RID/RSOG, Baguio cops and RIU-14 were able to arrest Guitierrez and Cielo in Sto Nino Road, Bakakeng Central after the suspects sold one (1) sachet of suspected shabu weighing 5 grams with SDP of Php 34,000.00 to an undercover operative who posed as a buyer.

Confiscated Drug evidence from the suspects possession were 2 (two) sachets of suspected shabu with a total weigh of 10 grams with SDP of Php 68,000.00 and the buy-bust money.

In Benguet, suspect Cariño was arrested by joint operatives of Benguet cops, RID and PDEA-Benguet in Barangay Balili, La Trinidad after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu weighing 2.75 grams with a Standard Drug Price (SDP) of Php 18,700.00 to an operative who acted as a poseur buyer.

Confiscated items from his possession were the buy-bust money and a touchscreen cellphone.

Meanwhile, suspect Dulinen was arrested by the operatives of Benguet in Sitio Magmagaling, Buyacaoan, Buguias after an undercover operative was able to buy a sachet of suspected shabu weighing 0.41 gram with SDP of Php 2,788.00 from him.
Seized from his possession were the buy-bust money and a keypad cellphone.

In Kalinga, suspect Balawag was arrested in Magsaysay, Tabuk City after he sold 3 (three) sachets of dried marijuana leaves weighing 300 grams with an estimated value of Php 36,000.00 to an undercover operative who acted as a poseur buyer.

Other recovered drug evidence in his possession was a sachet of suspected shabu weighing 0.3 grams with estimated value of Php 2,040.00 and the buy-bust money.

The markings and inventory of all confiscated items during the operations were all accomplished onsite duly witnessed by a prosecutor, a barangay official, and a media representative.

Further, all arrested suspects and seized pieces of evidence were brought to the custody of the respective operating units for documentation and proper disposition. Arrested suspects are now facing charges for violation of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA 9165).
(PROCOR-PIO)