Laborer arrested for illegal drugs in Bontoc

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BONTOC, Mountain Province – A 37-year old labourer and one of the listed drug personalities provincewide was arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in his possession suspected illegal drugs during a buy bust operation at Faniyas, Samoki, here, Tuesday.

Senior Superintendent Cornelio Comila, officer-in-charge of the Mountain Province Police Office, identified the arrested provincial drug personality as Ajib Saripada Mapandi, 37, single, laborer, and a resident of Samoki, Bontoc Mountain Province.

Confiscated from his possession by the operating troops were two small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or “Shabu” and two 2 Five Hundred Peso bill marked money.

The arrested drug personality and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Bontoc Municipal Police Station for documentation awaiting the filing of appropriate charges against him before the provincial prosecutor’s office.

By Dexter A. See

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