Joint elements of Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU) Kalinga PPO together with RID PRO-COR, RSOG, RPDEU, PDEU, Tabuk CPS, Kalinga PDEA, 1st and 2nd KPMFC, 1503rd and 1501st RMFB, EOD/K9 Kalinga, and PHPT-Kalinga apprehended 2 males who are allegedly transporting marijuana bricks to Metro Manila taking Tabuk City route on September 7, 2021 at Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga.

Accordingly, a report said that operatives of PIU Kalinga PPO received information that a vehicle with conduction sticker VV 1195, gray Toyota Fortuner that came from Manila to fetch a certain โ€œVictorโ€, arrested suspect and transporting marijuana.

The accused is from Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga who is said to be found at Dasmarinas, Cavite and listed Regional Top Ten Drug Personality.

The said information was relayed to all operating units since said person according to police record has a standing warrant of arrest for Violation of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).

Operatives in their search spotted the vehicle at National Highway of Bulanao – Nambaran, Tabuk City, Kalinga particularly at Bakras, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga.

Upon verifying the vehicle and its occupants as their positive target, police operatives approached to serve a warrant of arrest of the suspect but while doing so the suspect brought out a firearm and pointed the same towards the operatives and the vehicle sped off towards Mapaoay, Ipil.

The police operatives pursued the fleeing suspects and repeatedly ordered them to stop. The suspects refused and fired upon the operatives prompting the operatives to return fire until the suspects lost control of their vehicle driving it towards the rice paddies where the suspect were subsequently accosted. “Victor” was brought to KPH for medical treatment due to gunshot wound while his companion was identified as an 18-year-old resident of Pacak, Agbannawag, Tabuk City, Kalinga.

Seized from the possession of the suspects were ten (10) pieces of dried marijuana bricks weigh more or less 10,000 grams with a Standard Drug Price of one million two hundred thousand pesos (P1,200,000.00), one (1) unit of Cal 9mm Smith and Wesson with one magazine loaded with 4 live ammunitions, two (2) hand grenade, cash amounting to thirteen thousand seven hundred fifty pesos (P13,750.00), one (1) black Samsung, one (1) black bag containing assorted documents, one (1) unit of Fortuner, dark silver with plate number attached VV 1195.

Onsite processing of the crime scene was undertaken by the members of the Kalinga Provincial Crime Laboratory Scene of the Crime Operatives while inventory of the seized items were witnessed by Kalinga PDEA, Kalinga HPG and IOC in the presence of Media and DOJ representatives.