PRESS RELEASE: 2021-11-28

POLICE REGIONAL OFFICE CORDILLERA

AUTHORITY:      PBGEN RONALD O LEE
                            Regional Director

RELEASER:       PCPT MARNIE D ABELLANIDA
                            Deputy, Chief, Regional Public Information Office
                            09688807278

 DATE:                 November 23,  2021

OVER P8M WORTH OF MARIJUANA BURNED, 2 DRUG PERSONALITIES NABBED IN CORDILLERA

In the continuous conduct of anti-illegal drugs operations by PROCOR cops, a total of Php 8,140,000.00 worth of marijuana plants were eradicated and two (2) drug personalities were arrested in separate operations conducted in Kalinga and Benguet from November 20 to 21, 2021. 

Citing the reports submitted to PROCOR Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE, operatives of Kalinga PPO and PNP DEG SOU CAR conducted a 2-day marijuana eradication operation in Brgy Butbut, Tinglayan, Kalinga that led to the discovery of two (2) marijuana plantation sites with an estimated land area of 4,000 square meters cultivated with a total of 40,000 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with Standard Drug Price (SDP) amounting to Php 8,000,000.00. 

Also, another marijuana eradication operation conducted by operatives of Kibungan MPS in Brgy Badeo, Kibungan, Benguet led to the discovery of a marijuana plantation site with an estimated land area of 100 square meters planted with 700 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with SDP of Php 140,000.00. 

All discovered marijuana plants were uprooted and burned on-site while an investigation is ongoing to identify possible cultivators. 

Moreover, two (2) drug personalities were arrested in separate buy-bust operations conducted in Kalinga. 

In Bulanao, Tabuk City, suspect Nelson C. Dela Cruz, 48, was arrested after selling two (2) sachets of suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.75 grams with an SDP of Php 5,100.00 to an operative who acted as poseur buyer. 

Meanwhile, in Dagupan West, Tabuk City, operatives arrested a minor, listed as a Newly Identified Drug Personality, after he sold to an operative who acted as a poseur buyer one (1) sachet of suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.056 grams with SDP of Php 384.88. 

In the course of his arrest, another two (2) sachets of suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.0731 grams with SDP of Php 497.08 were confiscated from his possession. 

The arrested drug suspects were brought to the custody of the respective units in charge and will be facing charges for violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PROCOR-PIO)