February 23, 2024

LAGAWE, Ifugao – The relentless campaign of the government against illegal drugs scored anew with the arrest of four individuals and confiscation of alleged shabu and marijuana worth P3.3 million in a buy-bust in Lamut recently.

The Ifugao Police Provincial Office (IPPO) said confiscated items from the four male individuals who are residents of Cabanatuan City included two pieces of transparent heat-sealed plastic sachet suspected to be shabu, 17 pieces dried leaves and fruiting tops of suspected marijuana bricks, 10 pieces elongated form of suspected dried marijuana leaves and fruiting tops.

With operatives from the Lamut Municipal Police Station as the lead unit, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, Provincial Intelligence Unit; 1501st MC RMFB 15, 1st IPMFC, Kalinga PDEU, RIU-14, and PDEA Ifugao conducted the buy-bust operation that resulted in the arrest of the four suspects.

IPPO Provincial Director Col. Marvin Diplat said the operation serves as a stern warning that the PNP is serious in its anti-illegal drugs campaign and is unwavering to eradicate all forms of crimes with the active participation of the community.

“This is particularly our campaign against illegal drug activities and will always be relentless in putting criminals behind bars for the safety of our community,” Diplat said.

The suspects will be charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. – Marcelo B. Lihgawon