BAGUIO CITY – A half a million worth of marijuana was seized by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA-CAR) in a buy-bust operation, November 19 at Slaughter Compound. This joint operation with the Baguio City Police Office Station 2 led to the arrest of two lady pushers.
Both suspects are from Barangay Luccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga and presently residing at Barangay Lubas, La Trinidad, Benguet.
They were arrested when they sold to a PDEA poseur-buyer two marijuana bricks weighing more or less 2,000 grams, marijuana stalks weighing more or less 3,000 grams and a bar of marijuana hashish weighing more or less 100 grams. The seized marijuana products have an estimated value of Php580,000.00
Aside from the illegal drugs, seized from the suspects were the buy-bust money and a mobile phone. They are now temporarily detained at the PDEA-CAR detention cell pending the filing of charges for violation of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Their arrest brings to 12 the number of suspects arrested through buy-bust operations in less than a month according to PDEA-CAR Regional Director Juvenal B. Azurin./PDEA-CAR PIO