Student arrested for marijuana in Baguio

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BAGUIO CITY March 14 – A 20-year old student of a prestigious university in the city was arrested by alert security guards after having found in his possession suspected dried marijuana leaves at the Lion’s Park, Burnham Park, here, Wednesday.

            Police authorities identified the arrested individual as Antonio Bernardo Aquino Amanunce, 20, single, BS Tourism student of University of the Cordilleras and resident of St. Joseph Village, Navy Base, Baguio City.

            Initial police investigation showed that two security guards were conducting their routine inspection in their area of responsibility when they chanced upon two individuals who were allegedly smoking marijuana in the said park.

            When the guards reportedly confronted them, one of them claimed that they were smoking marijuana and immediately fled the area.

            However, one of the suspects was arrested by pursuing security guards while his companion was able to elude arrest.

            The arrested suspect who was allegedly in possession of one transparent heat sealed sachet containing dried marijuana leaves was turned over to personnel of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) for documentation and awaiting the filing of the appropriate charges against him.

By Dexter A. See

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