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6 drug trafficking suspects fall in CAR

August 25, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 390 views

SIX suspected drug traffickers in Cordillera region were hauled to jail by the local police in a string of anti-narcotics operations last week, Cordillera Police Regional Office director, Brigadier General Ronald O. Lee said Wednesday.

One of the suspects identified as Sabado Chapas, a 37-year old resident of Barangay Lacnog in Tabuk City in Kalinga province who has been described as one of Cordillera region’s top 10 drug personalities was arrested inside his residence which was raided by the local police last Friday.

In a report to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, Lee said his men, armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Jerson Angog of the Tabuk City Regional Trial Court Branch 25, raided the suspect’s house where they seized around nine grams of shabu worth nearly P50,000.

Two other suspects identified as Jonathan de la Cruz,23; and Marc Daplayan,23, both residents of Middle Quirino Hill, Baguio City were nabbed by local policemen in a buy-bust operation last Monday.

Seized from the possession of the two suspects were an estimated 52 grams of dried marijuana leaves worth P6,500, the buy-bust money and two cellphones they used in making the illegal drug transaction.

Another operation in Queen of Peace, Baguio City on Saturday led to the arrest of Robert Onarosa,24, a local resident who yielded about P1,500 worth of marijuana leaves.

The 5th identified as Christ John Quitoriano,29, a resident of Gabriela Silang, Baguiog City was arrested in a sting in Bgy. San Carlos Heights also last Saturday. The suspect yielded an estimated P13,000 worth of shabu and the marked money paid to him by an undercover officer.

The suspect’s motorcycle was impounded by the local police.

The 6th identified as Rode ELorde, a 36-year old construction worker from Burgos, Isabela was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Purok 1, Agbannawag, Tabuk City on Tuesday.

Lee said that recovered from the suspect were nearly P2,000 worth of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ and the buy-bust money. His motorcycle was also confiscated by the police.

All suspects are now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, the Cordillera police director said.

Lee also commended members of the Cordillera Police Regional Special Operations Group and Regional Drug Enforcement Unit as well as the Baguio City and the Kalinga police for their latest anti-drug accomplishments in the region.