POLICEMEN manning an anti-criminality checkpoint in Lubuagan, Kalinga, this week arrested three men while transporting some four kilograms of dried marijuana (MJ) leaves worth P480,000, Cordillera Police Regional Office Director Brigadier General Ronald O. Lee said on Friday.
The official said the three cannabis traffickers were on board a violet/red Chevrolet car when intercepted in Bgy. Dinakan in Lubuagan municipality on Monday.
In a report to Philippine National Police Officer-in-Charge (PNP-OIC) Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., the Cordillera Police director, said that members of the Cordillera Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit, Regional Special Operation Group, and the Lubuagan Municipal Police Station spearheaded the operation amid a tip that a group of persons will be trying to transport a huge volume of marijuana from Tinglayan town to Tabuk City.
Brig. Gen. Lee said that his men set up a checkpoint in the area and inspected passing motor vehicles until they chanced upon the trio.
Recovered from the accused were the dried marijuana leaves and stalks in tubular form and two grinders containing suspected marijuana residue.
Lt. Gen. Danao congratulated the Cordillera police force for their latest accomplishment in the “war on drugs” and against marijuana trafficking.
“Let me again commend our police operatives for this sterling accomplishment. Let us continually intensify our PNP anti-criminality checkpoint PNP campaign against illegal drugs in the region as a shared obligation in creating a better and drug-free Philippines,” Lt. Gen. Danao said.