Issue of September 2, 2018
Mt. Province

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War on illegal drugs kills three suspects in Benguet
by Harley F. Palangchao

The government’s war on drugs led to the killing of three suspected drug personalities in two separate shooting incidents in Benguet last week.

Cordillera police under C/Supt. Rolando Nana reported that one John Simon Arguelles, 25, a resident of Quezon City was killed by composite police and anti-narcotics operatives during a shootout in Atok, Benguet on Aug. 24.

The suspect reportedly tried to evade arrest from police personnel manning a checkpoint after receiving information that a traveller was transporting illegal drugs.

Police and anti-narcotics operatives recovered from Arguelles one marijuana brick wrapped with a masking tape with an estimated street market value of P120,000 placed inside a black back pack.

Operatives also recovered one paper bag filled with marijuana worth P30,000; a black coin purse containing P2,300; one small plastic heat sealed sachet of shabu; and one caliber .38 with live ammunitions.

Police also reported that two drug suspects were killed at Bontiwey, Badiwan, Tuba on Aug. 28 after a shootout with policemen.

The identity of one of the slain suspects remains unknown while the other suspect was identified as Pedro Badong Animalis, an alleged member of a criminal group involved in drug peddling and gun running.

The two suspects reportedly fired towards operatives of the Intelligence Branch of the Benguet Police Provincial Office, Baguio City Police Office, and Tuba Police Station, who were about to check on them.

Recovered from the two suspects were one black wallet containing a professional driver’s license under the name of Pedro Badong Animalis, four heat sealed transparent sachets containing  shabu, and one dollar bill.

Operatives also recovered short firearms and live ammunitions from the suspects.

Police also recovered four pieces of P1,000 bills, which were supposed to be the buy bust money, but it was not reflected in the police report that a buy bust was consummated before the shootout.

The Police Regional Office-Cordillera reported that the neutralization of the three alleged drug suspects was a result of intelligence-driven police operations.

Despite criticisms and concerns from human rights advocates, the government remains steadfast in its bid to rid the country of the threats of illegal drugs.

In the Cordillera, police and the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, in coordination with concerned agencies and local government units are working together  for the eradication of marijuana-producing sites in remote barangays in the region.

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