P9.7-M marijuana seized from 2 suspects in Bulacan town - TrueID

P9.7-M marijuana seized from 2 suspects in Bulacan town

Philippine News AgencySeptember 5, 2022

ANTI-DRUG OP. A total of 81 pieces of dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops wrapped in transparent plastic, valued at PHP9.72 million were seized from two drug suspects in an operation in Balagtas, Bulacan on Sunday (Sept. 4, 2022). Charges for violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, are being readied for filing in court against the two suspects. (Photo courtesy of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office)

CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan – Some PHP9.7 million worth of marijuana were seized from two drug suspects during an anti-illegal drug operation in Balagtas, this province Sunday afternoon.

In his report on Monday, Col. Charlie Cabradilla, acting provincial director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, said operatives of Balagtas Municipal Police Station conducted an operation in Barangay Santol that resulted in the arrest of Mark Lambert Bhobe, 31, a resident of Meycuayan City, and Angelo Llagas, 27, of the City of San Jose del Monte, this province.

Seized from the two suspects were 81 pieces of dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops weighing 81 kilograms and with a Dangerous Drugs Board value of PHP9.7 million and PHP5,000 marked money.

Appropriate charges for violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) are being readied against the two suspects for court referral.

Meanwhile, five other drug suspects were arrested Sunday in separate operations in this province.

Cabradilla identified them as Jose Oliver Mercado, a resident of Barangay Malipampang, San Ildefonso; Jonathan Villafuerte of Barangay Maasim, San Ildefonso; Gemar Naliatan of Barangay Niugan, Angat; Arnold Zaldy Talastas Jr. of Biñang 2nd, Bocaue; and Benjie Agbay of Barangay Inaon, Pulilan town.

A total of 10 sachets of suspected shabu, two sachets of dried marijuana leaves, and buy-bust money were confiscated during the operations.

Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen, regional director of the Police Regional Office-Central Luzon (PRO-3), lauded the operating troops for the successful operations. (PNA)

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