Man arrested for illegal drugs, guns in Mankayan

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MANKAYAN, Benguet – A 39-year old man was arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in his possession illegal drugs and guns during a buy bust operation at Guiwe St., Poblacion here recently.

Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested drug personality as Lagutao Rebeta Bernardo, 39, married, native and resident of Guiwe St., Poblacion, Mankayan, Benguet.

Confiscated from his possession were Two (2) pieces 500 peso bills used as buy-bust money; One (1) plastic sachet containing crystalized substance suspected to be methamphetamine hydrochlorideor “shabu,” Seven (7) pieces of opened plastic sachets containing residues of crystalized substance suspected to be “shabu”; Six (6) pieces lighters; Aluminum foils; Improvised sniffing gadget; and One (1) piece caliber 38 ammunition.

The arrested individual and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Mankayan Municipal Police Station for documentation and the filing of the appropriate charges against him.

By Dexter A. See

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