8 fall to PROCOR’s buy-bust operations

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Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet – Eight individuals, including two minors, were separately apprehended by the police over the weekend for alleged illegal drug pushing activities in the different parts of the region.

Christopher E. Biendima, 21, former drug surrenderrer and  a tricycle driver by occupation living in Calaba, Bangued, Abra was arrested at Zone 5, Bangued, Abra in the afternoon of August 11, 2019 after selling illegal drugs to an operative who acted as a poseour-buyer. Confiscated from his possession were one plastic sachet containing suspected shabu; Php5,000.00 marked money; one Lenovo cellphone; and a motorcycle.

In operations conducted on August 10, 2019, Two female suspected drug pushers identified as Mary June M. Palalay alyas MJ, 29, resident of San Luis Extension Purok 7, Baguio City and Maria Christine G. Layang, 34, resident of Asin Road KM 4, Baguio City were arrested at Purok 7, San Luis Ext., Baguio City in the afternoon, while Razheed R. Alwahid, 36, a Freelance Disc Jockey (DJ), and a resident of Aristotle St. Vista Verde Village Brgy. San Jose, Cainta, Rizal was arrested in Poblacion, Bontoc, Mt. Province. Confiscated from the two females were three sachets of suspected shabu, Php15,500,000.00 boodle money, Php500.00 cash money, one sunglass, and a cellular phone, while two tubular dried marijuana stalks with leaves and fruiting tops, wrapped in a transparent plastic with dangerous drug board value of Php450,000.00 was confiscated from Alwahid.

Three other suspected drug peddlers were apprehended in Purok 6, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga identified as Rogelio B. Paot, 42, and a resident of Barangay Bugnay, Tinglayan, Kalinga, together with 2 high school minor students. Seized from their possessions were 25pcs of 60ml bottles containing marijuana oil, buy-bust boodle money, one cal. 45 pistol with one magazine loaded with 7 live ammos, one Honda XRM, and one unit Nokia cellphone.

Finally, Benros Johil Saldua Medrano, 21, Criminology student and a resident of Cabildatan, Zone 7, Bangued, Abra was arrested in the afternoon of August 9, 2019 at Linasin, Zone 1, Bangued, Abra. Evidence seized were one rolled paper and one small plastic sachet containing dried marijuana leaves, Php1,000.00 boodle money and an iphone.

All arrested suspects are now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, while the minors were turned over to the DSWD.

Press release by PROCOR RPIO

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