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PROCOR Strikes Hard Against Illegal Drugs, Wanted Persons

Despite the intensive efforts of Police Regional Office Cordillera to maintain peace and order and ensure public safety and security amidst the implementation of the extended Enhanced Community Quarantine, 12 individuals were nabbed from various violations over the week while 2.9 million worth of marijuana was destroyed in Kalinga.

P0lice operatives arrested 3 wanted persons in separate law enforcement operations on May 10 in Kalinga and Ifugao.

A suspect for Violence Against Women and their Children Act (RA 9262) identified as Peter P. Macalo was arrested in Liwan East, Rizal, Kalinga by the joint personnel of Sagada Municipal Police Station, tracker team of Mountain Province Police Provincial Office (PPO), Rizal MPS of Kalinga PPO, intelligence unit from PROCOR, and CIDG Mountain Province. His Warrant of Arrest was issued by Judge Sergio T Angnganay Jr., RTC, Branch 35, Bontoc, Mountain Province.

Macalo was listed No. 4 Top Most Wanted Person in Mountain Province for the 2nd Quarter of CY 2020 for two cases of RA 9262 with recommended bail of Php100,000.00 each case.

No. 10 Municipal Level Wanted person of Rizal MPS, Cagayan PPO identified as Arvi Jade Cartagena Tuno was arrested in Nambaran, Tabuk City, Kalinga by the joint personnel from Kalinga PPO and Rizal MPS, Cagayan PPO by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest issued by Judge Efraim B. Calimuhayan of MCTC, Piat/Rizal Cagayan for a crime of Theft with a recommended bail of Php10,000.00.

In Ifugao, a suspect for a crime of statutory rape and No. 5, Regional Level Wanted person of PRO 2 for 1st Quarter 2020 identified as Aljiver Ginaob Dulnuan was arrested in Barangay Hukbong, Lagawe, Ifugao by the joint personnel of Lagawe MPS and Regional Intelligence Unit-2 (RIU 2) by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Judge Cicero B. Jandoc, RTC, Branch 29, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya with no bail recommended.

In the anti-drug operations, a High-Value Individual (HVI) security guard Jose Marie Pamintuan Sandoval, 37, was arrested through the implementation of Search Warrant in his residence at La Trinidad, Benguet in the afternoon of May 5, 2020. Three sachets of suspected “shabu” were seized from the suspect.

Another three drug peddlers identified as Alvin Badcong Delfin, Novenio Laguiwey Dokit and Noel Palcongan Atas were nabbed in a buy bust operation at Kabayan-Buguias Road, Benguet in the night of May 7, 2020. Evidence confiscated were 3 pieces of sachet containing suspected shabu, three (3) assorted cellular phones, 4 lighters, Php3,000 buy-bust money and a White TAMARAW FX with plate no. KVE223

Marijuana eradication:

Five marijuana plantation sites with a land area of 1,200 sqm planted with more or less 14,500 fully grown marijuana plants and one bottle of marijuana seeds weighing more or less five grams worth 2.9million were discovered and destroyed in Sitio New Balbalan, Lacnog, Tabuk City, Kalinga on May 5, 2020 under the leadership of the newly installed OIC Provincial Director PCOL Davy Vicente Limmong.

Follow-up investigation is ongoing to identify the owner or cultivator of said plantation.

Meanwhile, four gamblers were captured in Binanga Norte, Itogon, Benguet in the night of May 4, 2020. They were caught in the act of playing pusoy after a concerned citizen reported to the cops regarding the ongoing illegal gambling activity that led in the confiscation of one set poker cards and Php380.00 cash money.

Another violator, a farmer was arrested in his residence in Central Ampasit, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet in the night of May 5, 2020 for illegal logging activity. Confiscated evidences were five (5) pieces of sawn pine lumber.

All arrested wanted persons and suspects were brought to the respective MPS for documentation prior to their turn-over to the courts for their proper disposition.

PROCOR police force is doubling its efforts to eradicate all forms of illegal activities within the region despite the enormous tasks in the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine. “We will keep on conducting operations in the coming days and we are serious in attaining our vision of maintaining our region as a peaceful and orderly one,” PROCOR Chief PBGen. Arwin Pagkalinawan said.

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