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TABUK CITY, Kalinga- Personnel from the Tabuk City Police Station in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency- Kalinga (PDEA- Kalinga) arrested a high value drug personality and a wanted person in a buy- bust operation conducted last October 25, 2020.
Police report states that, at around 6:35 PM suspects Junie Gumpad, 33, of Bulanao Tabuk City and Clever Vince Alisto, 27, construction worker of Dagupan West, Tabuk City were arrested in a joint operation at General Luna Street, Barangay Casigayan.
According to Tabuk- PNP, one ‘medium heat sealed’ white crystalline (shabu) with an estimated street value of P27, 000, a smartphone, a white Toyota commuter van and a P20, 000 ‘boodle money’ were confiscated from the suspects.
Police report further said that Gumpad is listed as one of the high value individual in the city and was arrested in August 2017 for the same violation.
Alisto, on the other hand, had a standing warrant of arrest for robbery at the Regional Trial Court, Agoo La Union. He was previously arrested for violation of RA 9262 or The Violence Against Women and Children and RA 7610 or the Special Protection for Children against Abuses and listed as street level individual (SLI).
The suspects will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Officials are relentless in curbing the problem of drugs menace in the city hence, City Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero has strengthened the Barangay Anti- Drug Abuse Council of the 43 barangays to be the frontline in curbing illegal drug activities in their areas.