LUCENA CITY — Police arrested a drug pusher following the seizure of some P3,600,000 million worth of marijuana bricks in Jael Subd, Brgy. Ilayang Iyam, this city.
Quezon police director Col. Joel Villanueva identified the nabbed suspect as Jero Salimbot Gantalao, alias Pacho, 28, a resident of said place.
In his report to Calabarzon police director Brig. Gen. Antonio Yarra, Villanueva said the arrest resulted in the confiscation of nine bricks of dried marijuana leaves, 13 vaccum sealed plastic sachets and two plastic bags containing marijuana leaves with a total weight of 10 kilos.
City police chief Lt. Col. Reynaldo Reyes said the operatives also seized a P1,000 bill and four pieces of boodle P1,000 bills used as marked money.
Reyes said the arrest and seizure was a result of a drug buy- bust operation conducted by joint elements of Quezon Police Intelligence Unit, Lucena Police Station and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
The suspect was charged with violation of Section 5 and 11, Article II of Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.
Yarra cited the operating police units for a job well done.