As a result of PRO Cordilleraโ€™s continuous fight against illegal drugs, two drug personalities were arrested and a total of Php76,800.00 worth of illegal drugs were confiscated in separate anti-illegal drug operations conducted in Baguio City and Benguet on April 6, 2024.

In Baguio City, the joint operatives of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU), City Intelligence Unit, and Police Station 5 of the Baguio City Police Office successfully arrested a 25-year-old female and a 34-year-old male, both listed as High Value Individuals, in a buy-bust operation conducted in Brgy City Camp Central that resulted in the confiscation of one gram of suspected shabu with a Standard Drug Price (SDP) of Php6,800.00.

The markings and inventory of the confiscated pieces of evidence were conducted onsite in the presence of the suspects and witnesses and were later brought to CDEU for documentation and proper disposition.

The suspects will be facing charges for violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Meanwhile, in Benguet, the joint operatives of Bakun Municipal Police Station, Provincial Intelligence Unit, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of Benguet Police Provincial Office, Regional Intelligence Unit-14, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-CAR conducted a marijuana eradication operation in Sitio Damuco, Brgy Kayapa, Bakun that resulted in the discovery of a marijuana plantation site planted with more or less than 350 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with an SDP of Php70,000,00.

All the marijuana plants were uprooted and burned on site after proper documentation and samples were taken for submission to the Regional Forensic Unit- Cordillera, while an ongoing investigation is being conducted for the arrest of the possible suspects.#