Cordillera ‘HVT’ jailed

August 14, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 234 views

A “high-value drug target” in Cordillera region is now in jail after he was arrested in a buy-bust operation in La Trinidad, Benguet last Tuesday, Cordillera Police Regional Office director Brigadier General Ronald O. Lee said.

Raymond Manguray, a 26-year-old laborer from Malasiqui, Pangasinan residing in Kilometer 3, Balili, La Trinidad, yielded nearly P6,000 worth of shabu and the buy-bust money during the sting in his neighborhood.

Members of the Benguet Police Provincial Office, Cordillera Police Regional Intelligence Division, Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency launched the sting to arrest the suspect.

Lee said the suspect is now being held at the La Trinidad police jail facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.