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24 Drug Personalities Nabbed ₱21.8-M Worth Of MJ, Destroyed In Car

Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet – In a month-long campaign against illegal drugs in the region, operating units of Police Regional Office Cordillera has arrested 24 drug personalities, and seized over ₱ 21.9 – M worth of marijuana and shabu for the month of March.

PROCOR cops conducted a total of 17 marijuana eradication operations wherein 92, 980 pieces fully grown marijuana plants, 3,000 marijuana seedlings were destroyed amounting to a Standard Drug Price of ₱ 21, 836,000.00.

₱ 20,356,000.00. worth of marijuana were discovered and destroyed in Benguet while P1.48 M worth of marijuana were eradicated in Kalinga.

Moreover, 21 buy-bust operations were conducted that led to the arrest of 24 drug personalities, nine of whom are listed as High Value Individuals (HVI) and 15 are listed as Street Level Individuals (SLI). Also, in the course of the operations, 20.87 grams of shabu amounting to ₱ 141, 888.12 were confiscated from the arrested suspects.

Topping the list is Baguio City Police Office with 13 arrested drug personalities, three of which are listed as HVIs and 10 SLIs; followed by Benguet Police Provincial Office (PPO) with 8 arrests, five of which are HVIs and three SLI, Abra PPO with two SLIs arrested and Kalinga PPO with one arrested High Value drug personality.

Cases for violation of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) are now filed in court against the 24 arrested drug personalities. (PROCOR RPIO, photo courtesy of PDEA CAR)

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