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Monday, August 26, 2019

Illegal ore transporters busted; 2 drug peddlers arrested

EIGHT suspects were successively arrested by the Police Regional office in Cordillera for violating numerous offences recently.

Members of the Buguias Municipal Police Station intercepted on Friday morning, June 29, four trucks along Halsema Highway, Bekes, Buyacaoan, Buguias, Benguet for illegally transporting mineral ore.

The drivers, including a helper, were then arrested for the violation.

Police identified the drivers as Joey Doligan Ligunan, 35, driver of the white forward truck with plate number RHE 592 and his helper Paul Domogen Ana-as, 28, both residents of Bangaan, Sagada, Mt. Province; Marvin Domin-eng Domaneo, 28, a resident of Besao, Mt. Province, driver of green forward truck without plate number, William Dogao Dongail, 47, a resident of Bangaan, Sagada, Mt. Province, driver of the forward truck with plate number WBX 292; and Henry Curiman Halili, 37, a resident of Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet, driver of the ten wheeler Giga truck with plate number RHU 939.

The suspects came from Sagada, whose vehicle were loaded with 490 sacks of tailings allegedly containing mineral ores.

Authorities, meanwhile, arrested two dugs peddlers in separate operations in Baguio City.

Police arrested Patrick Naeb Aclayan, 37, in his residence at Poliwes Barangay, Baguio City for illegal drugs possession during the implementation of a search warrant.

Opratives confiscated several sachets of suspected methamphetamine or “shabu” and different drug paraphernalia.

Edilbert Almienda Batoon, 27, was arrested in his residence at Barangay South Poblacion, Bucay, Abra for possession of illegal drugs and ammunition.

Police recovered two heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and one ammunition of Caliber .9mm.

A caretaker of the Golden Court Building identified as Ariel Andaya Galon, 20 was apprehended on Friday midnight, June 30, after a concerned citizen informed the police that the suspect was in possession of a firearm.

The responding policemen recovered a caliber .22 revolver without a serial number loaded with one live ammunition.

Suspects are now under the custody of the concerned operating units while appropriate charges were filed against them in court. (PR)
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