June 23, 2024

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Police Regional Office Cordillera seized and destroyed P132 million worth of illegal drugs in March.

In a report, the PRO-Cor said the confiscated drugs from March 1 to 31 worth a total of P132,962,787 correspond to a dangerous drugs market value of 137.05 grams of shabu; 366,273 marijuana plants; 12,160 marijuana seedlings; 9,050 grams of marijuana seeds; 398,358 grams of marijuana dried leaves, and 85,000 marijuana stalks.

The operations also led to the arrest of 31 persons and the filing of 17 cases in court.

PRO-Cor Dir. R’win Pagkalinawan said despite the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine taking up most of the personnel and time of the police, they continue to pursue their mandate to rid the communities of criminal elements.

Last March 27, Tabuk City, Kalinga police arrested Don Doctor Cacanindin, 32, of Casigayan, Tabuk City in a buy-bust operation at Dagitan St., Casigayan Centro, Tabuk City. Confiscated were two sachets of suspected shabu, buy-bust money, and a cellphone.

Also arrested was Christopher Tumaneng Buston, 32, carpenter, of Balong, Tabuk City in Pantar, Laya West, Tabuk City on March 26. Seized from him were the buy-bust money and a sachet of suspected shabu. Dionisio Dennis, Jr.