P225,000 illegal drugs seized at checkpoint

SOME P225,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized from the possession of a passenger at a checkpoint Sunday evening.

Toril Police Station Commander Police Superintendent Jed Clamor and Task Force Davao personnel apprehended 40-year-old Franklin Loren at a checkpoint in Barangay Sirawan, Toril District.

Loren was later identified as a drug courier and a resident of Barangay Central in Mati City, Davao Oriental.

The suspect was detained at Toril Police Station while authorities are preparing for filing of regular charges.

In another incident the same day, police also captured notable illegal drug pusher Monaliza Esa Apolinario in a drug bust at her residence at Purok 1B, Barangay 76-A in Boulevard, Davao City.

At around 9:07 a.m., Elmer Cana, Rodeo Alfonso, Rodhel Tonacao, and Albert Hanglay were also apprehended by Sta. Ana Police for violating the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (CCC)
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