A farmer with a standing warrant of arrest for illegal drugs was arrested after operatives seized ₱ 1.2-M worth of dried marijuana bricks in a police chase and encounter in Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga on September 7, 2021.
Police reports disclosed that joint operatives of Kalinga PPO, RID/RSOG, PDEA, RMFB 15 and HPG have arrested the suspect identified as Victor Guimba, 36, listed as High Value Individual (HVI) and Regional Top Ten Drug Personality.
The operatives received information that a gray Toyota Fortuner from Metro Manila is in Tabuk City to fetch and get marijuana from the suspect.
Police operatives spotted the vehicle and when they are about to serve the warrant Guimba pulled his gun and pointed it at the operatives and sped off his vehicle towards Mapaoay, Ipil, Kalinga.
Operatives immediately chased the suspect and asked him to stop, but instead the suspect fired upon the operatives, this prompted the operatives to fire back.
The suspect’s vehicle then plunged into the rice field at the side of the road, while Guimba sustained a gunshot wound on his left thigh. The suspect was then immediately rushed to Kalinga Provincial Hospital.
Police seized 10 pieces of dried marijuana bricks, one Cal 9mm Smith and Wesson with 4 live ammunitions; 2 hand grenades; cash; cellphone; bag with documents; and the vehicle used by the suspect.
A minor who was with Guimba inside the car was rescued by the operatives and was brought to Tabuk City Police Station for proper disposition. (PROCOR-PIO)