The relentless efforts of PROCOR to end illegal drug activities in the region led to the arrests of four (4) Street-Level Individuals (SLI) and one (1) High-Value Individual (HVI) on July 21, 2021, in two separate operations in Baguio City and Benguet.

Citing reports submitted to PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE, Regional Director, the arrested suspects were identified as Laista Ligawen Pedro (SLI), 20; Jimmer Sawasi Bedkingan (SLI), 27; Azhel Pablo Salvador (HVI), 19;  Angeline Mae Dominguez Delena (SLI), 19; and a minor SLI.

In Poblacion,Tuba, Benguet, joint operatives of Benguet PPO and PDEA arrested suspects Pedro, Bedkingan, and one minor after they sold twenty (20) tubular pieces form containing dried stalks and leaves suspected to be Marijuana with an estimated total weight of 20 kilograms and Standard Drug Price of PHP 2,400,000.00 to an operative acting as a poseur-buyer.

Meanwhile, in Dontogan, Marcos Highway, Baguio City, suspects Salvador and Delena were arrested by joint operatives of Baguio CPO, RID PROCOR, EOD/K9-COR, RACU-COR, RIU-14, and PDEG after they sold to an operative acting as poseur buyer one (1) transparent cellophane containing suspected shabu weighing MOL twenty-five (25) grams enclosed on a red Chinese paper envelope with DDB Value of Php 170,000.00.

The operation against Salvador and Delena esteemed from intelligence information that Salvador aka “Esang” is being used by his father Alexander Serrano who is a prisoner at the National Bilibid Prison as a courier of shabu.

On-site inventory of the pieces of evidence was conducted in the presence of the suspects and witnesses while a case for Violation of RA 9165 is being prepared for filing against them. (PROCOR-PIO)