PAMPANGA

P19M worth of marijuana confiscated

CONFISCATED. A total of P19 million worth of marijuana was confiscated from two arrested drug personalities in a sting operation in Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City. (Ric Sapnu)

AT LEAST P19 million worth of "grass" or marijuana was confiscated during a buy-bust operation along Clark Side gate in Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City on Thursday, October 29.

Colonel Joyce Patrick Sangalang, Angeles City police director, said two drug personalities were arrested. They were identified as Cris Ramos, 45, a resident of Imus, Cavite, and Baby Girl Miguel, a resident of Tanza, Cavite.

Sangalang said operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Angeles Police Station 4 conducted the anti-drug operation that resulted in the confiscation of 155 pieces of dried marijuana bricks and 16 pieces vacuum-sealed tubes containing dried marijuana stalks with a gross weight of 162 kilograms and worth P19,440,000.

Also recovered from the suspects were P1,000 marked bills and boodle money used in the transaction and a Mitsubishi Xpander Black with Conduction sticker B6Q665.

Sangalang said the arrested suspects and pieces of evidence were brought to Police Station 4 for documentation and proper disposition while appropriate charges are being readied in court against them.

Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, Police Regional Office III director, lauded the Angeles City Police Office in their continuous campaign against illegal drugs amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Ric Sapnu)


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