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Baguio: P940K Worth of Marijuana Seized, 12 Tourists Arrested in Mountain Province

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Authorities confiscated a total of P940, 000 worth of marijuana during interdiction checkpoint operation in Mountain Province Sunday afternoon.

Some 8.2 kilos of marijuana bricks amounting to almost one million were seized from 12 local tourists coming from Tinglayan, Kalinga.

Anti-narcotics agents received information that the local tourist will be passing through to Mt. Province after visiting Kalinga.

Backed by operatives of the Mt. Province Provincial Police Office and other police units, operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera (PDEA) flagged down a white Grandia GL van boarded by the suspects in Sitio Ampawilen, Sadanga.

Police operatives identified the arrested suspects as Micheal Angelo Marquez Navarro, 29, resident of Porciuncula St. Bocauae,Bulacan; Julius Cyrel Firwanes Balonso,19, resident of Dalangiuta St. Brgy.178 Camarin,Caloocan City; Jolin Christian Firwanes Balonso,23,resident of Brgy.Camarin,Caloocan City; Lyka Joy Oprin,26, of Thunderbird Subdivision Camarin,Caloocan City; Renz Manuel Britana Periera, 24, of Barangay Darangan,Binangonan,Rizal; Reina Presa Perez,33, of Summer Green Subdivision, Cainta Rizal; Albert Tuquero Lopez,29, of Brgy. Gulod,Novaliches Quezon City; Robin Mar Hernandez Sarmiento, 40, driver, of Norjagaray,Bulacan; Pearl Raiz Tanedo,23, of Baculong Victoria,Tarlac City;Ellamae Jose Domingo,22, of Victoria,Tarlac City; Charwin Jaro Santiago, 36, of San Juan Cainta Rizal and Kennedy Aclao Mensah,18 , of Tuktukan guirimilo,Bulacan.

All 12 suspects will face raps for alleged violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. By Joe M./ Photo Pdea Mountain Province

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