PANGASINAN

P1.5-M dried marijuana recovered in Pangasinan town

Facade of Ilocos Police Regional Office. (PNA File Photo courtesy of PRO-1)

SISON, Pangasinan – Authorities recovered abandoned bricks and tubular packs of dried marijuana in Barangay Agat, this town on Thursday.

In an interview on Friday, Sison police investigator Senior Master Sgt. Fernando Mason said the recovered marijuana weighed an estimated 13 kilograms worth PHP1.56 million.

“We were conducting checkpoint at Barangay Agat thoroughly after we were advised that a shipment from Baguio City will pass through Pangasinan. While conducting a checkpoint on Thursday night, personnel of the Regional Police Drug and Enforcement Unit in the Ilocos Region (RPDEU) saw a box at the roadside some 500 meters from the border checkpoint,” he said.

He noted that the box, upon inspection, contained "sayote" (chayote) and the dried marijuana.

Mason said the suspects may have noticed the stringent checking as vehicles piled up at the border.

“They might have been alarmed and left the items and fled,” he said.

The recovered items were brought to the RPDEU for proper disposition. (PNA)


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