Two drug personalities are now facing charges for violating RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 after they were caught in a separate buy-bust operation in Kalinga while a total of Php 600,000.00 worth of dried marijuana leaves were burned on-site in Benguet on June 20, 2022.
Citing the reports submitted to PROCOR Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE, the arrested drug personalities were identified as Wayne Gangngob de Jesus, 25 and Clynx Gerald Lopes Belgica, 27.
In Bulanao Norte, Tabuk City, suspect Wayne was arrested by the joint operatives of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) of Kalinga PPO and Tabuk City Police Station (CPS) after he sold one (1) plastic sachet of suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.05 grams with a standard drug price (SDP) of Php 340.00 while another plastic sachet of suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.05 grams with an SDP of Php 340.00 was confiscated from his possession.
In a separate buy-bust operation conducted at Bulanao Centro, Tabuk City, suspect Clynx was arrested by the same operatives after he sold one (1) plastic sachet of suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.3 grams with an SDP of Php 2,040.00 while another two (2) plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.25 grams with an SDP of Php 1,700.00 was confiscated from his possession.
Markings and inventories of the pieces of evidence recovered were done on-site in the presence of the arrested suspects and witnessed by the representatives from the Department of Justice (DOJ), media, and elected barangay officials.
The suspects and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought into the custody of the concerned operating units for documentation and proper disposition.
Meanwhile, operatives of 1st Benguet Provincial Mobile Force Company while conducting patrol in the mountains of Brgy. Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet have discovered more or less 5 kilograms of dried marijuana leaves with an SDP of Php 600,000.00.