TABUK CITY Kalinga – An alleged marijuana courier was able to elude arrest from law enforcers manning a checkpoint but the vehicle and the P37.3 million worth of marijuana bricks loaded there were confiscated by the operating troops at Barangay Lacnog, here, Sunday.
Police Col. Davy Vicente Limmong, Provincial Director of the Kalinga Provincial Police Office, stated that joint police and anti-narcotics agents received an information from concerned citizens that a huge volume of marijuana will be transported from the upland town of Tinglayan through Tabuk City that prompted them to establish a checkpoint at Barangay Lacnog.
The checkpoint was established for the possible interception of a Mitsubishi Adventure bearing license plate number NBZ-7232 which was tested by a concerned citizen that was loaded with the contraband.
While conducting the said checkpoint, law enforcers saw the alarmed vehicle approaching the same but at around 200 meters from the checkpoint, the driver of the vehicle tried to evade the law enforcers and maneuvered left towards the irrigation canal that caused the policemen and anti-narcotics agents to chase the vehicle.
However, the occupants of the vehicle were able to escape and fled towards various directions.
However, the operating troops were able to discover inside the vehicle 8 sacks containing a total of 311 marijuana bricks weighing 331 kilos with an estimated market value of P37.3 million.
Responding operatives continued to scour the area but the marijuana couriers were able to evade arrest. By Dexter A. See