By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Following the recent successful drug sting operations in Cavite that yielded P136,000,000 worth of shabu and the arrest of three high-value drug personalities, Luzon PDEA and police operatives arrested four more high-value drug personalities while two clandestine marijuana farms were discovered in separate police operations on Tuesday, Philippine National Police Chief General Dionardo Carlos announced.
In a statement, PGen Carlos said that joint operatives of PDEA Camarines Sur, PDEA Masbate, PDEA RSET, Calabanga MPS and PIU, Camarines Sur PPO conducted drug buy-bust operations on April 26, 2022, at about 5:09 AM, in Zone 1, Brgy Sabang, Calabanga, Camarines Sur that resulted in the successful arrest of four drug suspects identified as Jocy B Samson, 43; Romeo R Samson, 43; Erwin R Malanyaon, 43; and Samuel N Dela Cruz, 28.
Confiscated from the suspects were five transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing more or less 60 grams with an estimated standard drug price of P500,000, and the buy-bust money. Arrested suspects and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to PDEA Camarines Sur for proper disposition.
Meanwhile, in Ilocos Sur, combined operatives of Sugpon MPS together with ISPDEU/PIU, PDEA RO1 LUPO, and 2nd ISPMFC conducted clearing operations on April 26, 2022, at about 10:00 AM, in the mountainous areas of Sugpon, Ilocos Sur that led in the discovery, uprooting, and burning of more or less 1,500 fully grown marijuana plants and three kilos dried marijuana fruiting tops with a total estimated standard drug price of P660,000 that were planted on two cultivating sites in Mt. Moling, Brgy Licungan, Sugpon, Ilocos Sur covering a total land area of around 210 square meters. No cultivator was apprehended during the said operation.
“Let me laud again our local police and PDEA operatives for the continuous victory and sterling accomplishments to eradicate the drug menace plaguing Luzon with a focus on haunting down high-value drug personalities. Let us continue this great milestone of achievement under our PNP Campaign Plan Double-Barrel Finale Version 2022 also known as Anti-Illegal Drugs Operation through Reinforcement & Education (ADORE),” PGen Carlos said. (ai/mtvn)