CAMP MAJ BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – Police Regional Office Cordillera scored a new, following the arrest of an elected barangay official of Tayum, Abra who was arrested while P8,782,000 million worth of fully grown marijuana plants and stalks were destroyed in the mountainous area of Kalinga over the week.

By virtue of a search warrant, an elected Barangay Kagawad of Tayum, Abra identified as Reynante Tadeo Tugadi, 32 was nabbed in the morning of June 27, 2018 in his residence at Brgy Budac, Tayum, Abra. Judge Raphiel Alzate of Branch 58, Bucay, Abra issued said warrant that led to the confiscation of two (2) sachets of suspected shabu.

Tugade is listed as one of the high value target drug personality of PROCOR being a newly listed HVT by the Directorate for Intelligence.

On the other hand, in line with the OPLAN LINIS BARANGAY I of Kalinga PPO, P8,782,000 worth of fully grown marijuana plants and stalks was destroyed by the combined operating troops of Kalinga Police Provincial Office (PPO), PDEA CAR, Region 1, Region 2, and AFP counterparts in a 3-day operation in the mountainous areas of Barangay Buscalan, and Barangay Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga on June 30, 2018.

A total of 37,950 fully grown marijuana plants worth P7,532,00 and 10,000 grams of marijuana stalks worth P1,250,000 were found in a land area of 7,400 square meters and were uprooted and burned onsite.

PROCOR has vowed to continue the ‘war on drugs noting a massive reduction in crimes specifically illegal drugs as a result of our intensified crackdown against illegal drugs over the past months.

PCSUPT Rolando Nana, PROCOR Regional Director reiterated that the crackdown against scalawags in uniform and other government officials and employees involved in drugs won’t stop. “There will be a continuing relentless operation against government scalawags,” he said.(PROCOR RPIO)