3 arrested for illegal drugs in Abra

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BANGUED, Abra  – Three individuals, including a minor, were arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents during the implementation of a search warrant in the residence of one of the suspects at Cabuloan here Thursday.

Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome, provincial director of the Abra Provincial Office, identified two of the arrested suspects as Ahmed Jasmi and Pantaleon Esconde while the identity of the minor was withheld for security reasons.

Confiscated from the possession of the arrested drug suspects were two plastic sachet containing suspected dried marijuana leaves; One plastic sachet containing suspected “shabu”; and Other drugs paraphernalia.

The arrested adults were subsequently brought to the Bangued Municipal Police Station for the filing of appropriate charges for violation of the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Law against them before the Abra provincial prosecutor’s office while the minor was turned over to the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office for counselling.

By Dexter A. See

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