December 4, 2022

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Cordillera police have arrested 10 individuals engaged in illegal drugs during operations on April 25 and 26.

Police Regional Office-Cordillera Information Officer, Capt. Marnie Abellanida, said four persons were arrested in a checkpoint in Poblacion Sadanga, Mountain Province on April 26 for attempting to transport 8,250 grams of marijuana with an estimated value of P990,000.

Those arrested were identified as Lorence Bautista Ignacio, 21; John Ceasar Padilla, 20; Dan Mark Roa delos Reyes, 21; and Vince Marie Robles Cruz, 21, all residents of Parang, Marikina City.

“A tip-off regarding a marijuana transport led to the arrest of four individuals in a checkpoint operation in Sadanga, Mountain Province,” Abellanida said.

The police set up a checkpoint based on the tip that a black Toyota Avanza carrying marijuana from Kalinga will pass through the province.

In the evening of the same day in Baguio City, Mark Camarillo Buscaga, 29, a high-value drug personality, was arrested by police operatives along Aspiras-Palispis Highway.

Buscaga was arrested after selling 0.5 grams of shabu with a market value of P5,500 to an operative who acted as poseur buyer.

On April 25, five individuals were also arrested for possession of illegal drugs.

Based on the report of the Baguio City Police Office, the suspects were identified as Mitchell Mendoza, 21; Andrew Chadwick Muros, 24; Fred Tayron Canita Napat-a, 21; Luis Angelo Idiesca, 22, and Jensen Elias Suanding, 23.

The report said the policemen responded to a call from a concerned citizen about rowdy drunk persons who were consuming illegal drugs.

Drugs worth P6,000 were seized from the arrested persons. – PNA