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PDEA Central Luzon seizes marijuana worth P1.7M

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Fifteen kilos of cannabis sativa (marijuana) worth P1,700,000 were seized from two drug peddlers involved in the bulk distribution of marijuana in Bulacan following a buy-bust operation on Wednesday in a private parking lot in Barangay Balili, La Trinidad town on Wednesday (April 12).

The captured suspects were identified by operating teams as Marion Tinapen Asislo, alias Richard, is 35 years old, a married man from Sasaba, Santol, La Union; and Amado Paycao y Anatel, 40 years old, male, single, lives in Bay-o Sasaba, Santol, La Union.

The apprehended defendants were involved in the bulk distribution of marijuana in Bulacan and neighboring provinces in Central Luzon, according to a PDEA Bulacan Provincial Officer.

The sting operation yielded 14 pieces of tape-wrapped tubes containing more or less 15 kilos of suspected dried marijuana leaves with an estimated street value of Php 1,700,000.00; and the marked money used by the poseur buyer.

The operation was conducted jointly by operatives led by PDEA Bulacan Provincial Office and PDEA CAR.

Confiscated pieces of evidence will be forwarded to PDEA-3 Laboratory Section for forensic examination.

Appropriate cases for violation of Republic Act 9165 or otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2022 will be filed against the arrested suspects. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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