Teens nabbed over shabu, P6M ‘weed’ destroyed
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The antiillegal drugs operations of the Police Regional Office Cordillera (Procor) netted P6 million worth of marijuana plants including the arrest of four suspected shabu pushers aged 17 to 22 in the first week of May alone.
PRO – Cor regional director Chief Supt. Edward Carranza said 30,200 fully marijuana plants were destroyed in Tinglayan town, Kalinga province from May 1 to 6, while three teenagers and a 22year-old criminology student from Abra province were arrested and placed behind bars after two separate buybust operations.
Nabbed in the buybust operations, meanwhile, were identified as Paul Panganiban, 22; John Brixxe Brioso Cortez, 19; Lester John Agustin Garcia, 18; and a 17-year-old boy, all from the capital town of Bangued, Abra.
Dacalan, a criminology student, was arrested in Sinapangan, Zone 6 in a separate buy-bust operation, where law enforcers confiscated three heatsealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and buy-bust money worth P1,500.
The three other suspects were nabbed in Barangay Macray of the capital town and seized from them was one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu and buy-bust money worth P250.