By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Joint operating units of Kalinga PPO, Isabela PPO, RMFB PRO2, and 1503RD PROCOR have intercepted a vehicle carrying large quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Marijuana on Sunday.
The vehicle, a Grey Toyota Vios, bearing Plate Number NDE 9548 was chased and intercepted along Brgy. Alunan, Quezon, Isabela on June 27, 2021.
PNP Chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar said that Rizal MPS, Kalinga PPO received a piece of information that a grey sedan bought Marijuana leaves and stalks in Tabuk City Kalinga.
The Rizal MPS police then proceeded to their Quarantine Control Point wherein the said vehicle was seen approaching.
“Our local police signaled the driver to stop but ignored the checkpoint and accelerated towards Abbut, Quezon, Isabela. Immediately, they conducted hot pursuit and informed PTOC Kalinga and nearby MPS for a dragnet/chokepoint operation. At about 2:10 in the afternoon of June 27, 2021, joint personnel of PROCOR and PRO2 were able to arrest the suspects along Brgy. Alunan, Quezon, Isabela”. Eleazar said.
Eleazar identified the suspects as Jerwin Lipalam, 24 years old; Jayson Pallares Tresmil, 24 years old; alyas Alvi, 20 years old; and alyas Marco,17 years old.
Confiscated in the possession and control of the suspects were 10 pcs of marijuana dried leaves and stalks in bricks form weighing MOL 10 Kgs with an SDP of P1,200,000, 1 unit sedan; 1 unit cal. 38 rev without SN; 5 live ammo of cal. 38; 1 unit cellphone; 1 Sagada bag and 1 Sling bag.
“Our campaign against illegal drugs remains unrelenting as we implement the Intensified Cleanliness Policy of the PNP. We remain aggressive and are always on top of the situation to stop drug proliferation in the country”, Eleazar added. (AI/MTVN)