The Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) once again showed its firm stand on the strict implementation of its campaign against illegal drugs in the region that led to the decreasing number of drug violators.
From June 18-24, 2018, two drug pushers were arrested in separate buy-bust operations by combined operating units of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), Drug Enforcement Unit of BCPO in coordination with PDEA-CAR.
Suspect identified as Romeo Abucay Tan, 54, STL Collector and a resident of Molave Drive, Asin, Baguio City was nabbed in the afternoon of June 18, 2018 along Lower Mabini St., Baguio City. Confiscated from his possession were one heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu; cash money amounting to Php1,000.00; and Php9,000,00 boodle money.
Another pusher identified as Joel Bagtang Appag aka “Hogler”, 47, butcher, native of Agbannawag, Tabuk, Kalinga was nabbed at his billeting area at NAPO Lodge, Kayang Hilltop, Baguio City the following morning of June 19, 2018. Confiscated from him were four (4) sachets of shabu with an estimated total weight of more or less one 2.5 grams worth Php17,500.00; another four (4) heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing undetermined weight of suspected shabu, Php500.00 buy-bust money, Php6,500.00 boodle money and assorted drug paraphernalia,
Both arrested suspects together with the seized items are now under the custody of the concerned operating units while cases of RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 were filed against them in court.
PROCOR will continue the apprehensions of drug pushers and users. This should serve as a stern warning to other persons involved in illegal drugs that the PNP will not cease on its relentless campaign to rid Cordillera of this menace.