December 10, 2022

Police in Bauko, Mountain Province have arrested the driver of a vehicle long suspected of being used to transport marijuana.
The Mountain Province Police Provincial Office reported that on the evening of Feb. 19, police manning the checkpoint at in Kapawan, Otucan Norte flagged the vehicle driven by Rexton Bangang.
When police asked for the driver’s travel permit, he failed to produce one. Police also found out that the vehicle, a white Tamaraw FX bearing license plate UAK 267, has no official receipt and a certificate of registration.
Police also saw in the partially opened window of the vehicle four boxes and a sack that all contained bricks of marijuana weighing approximately 99 kilos with a Dangerous Drugs Board value of P11,880,000.
The pieces of evidence were inventoried by the police witnessed by Provincial Prosecutor Clifford Langbis, barangay officials of Otucan Norte, media representative, and Acting Police Provincial Director, Col. Ruben Andiso.
The items are now in the custody of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Mountain Province.
Bangang was brought to the Luis Hora Hospital for physical examination and drug test at the Mountain Province crime laboratory.
He was also charged for violating Sec. 5 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, or the prohibition on the sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution, and transportation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals. – Rimaliza A. Opiña