THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday said that shabu and marijuana worth P16 million were seized in separate anti-illegal drugs operations conducted in Kalinga, Davao City and Bulacan.
PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said the largest haul was recorded in Tabuk City, Kalinga on Friday when 31-year-old Jerry Salang-oy Alunday was intercepted at a police checkpoint by personnel from Tabuk City Police Station and regional drug enforcement units while attempting to transport a huge stash of marijuana worth P15.6-million on a white commuter van.
Azurin said the contraband was packed into 126 bricks and four tubular packaging weighing 130,000 grams.
"The suspect may have been involved in large-scale trafficking of marijuana as evidenced by the huge quantity confiscated from him. The vigilance of our personnel was instrumental in suppressing the possible consumption of illegal drugs that could possibly happen in case these Marijuana were successfully delivered," Azurin said.
Authorities also arrested a high-value individual for illegal drugs, along with other drug suspects.
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Azurin said that Jezrel Villaros Adalwan was arrested by operatives of the Talomo Police Station 3 of the Davao City Police Office and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency of Region 11.
The operations which took place last September 2 also resulted in the arrest of Antonio Mangin, Daniel Bustamante, Alan Leal and Leo Alquizar, all considered high-value individuals for illegal drugs.
Seized from them were illegal drugs valued at P88,400.
Meanwhile a drug den was raided by police in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on Saturday.
Members of the PNP-Drug Enforcement Unit, PDEA, the Bulacan Police Provincial Office and Sta. Maria Municipal Police Station arrested five drug suspects.
"These and all other police operations have been recorded around the country. Filing of cases are also underway to make sure those involved in this illegal business will face the consequences of their actions," Azurin said.