7 held for drugs in Cordi; two MJ plantations found

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Seven men were arrested in Baguiofor illegal drugs on May 26 and 27 while two marijuana plantations were discovered in Kibungan Benguet.  
    Cordillera police director Brig. Gen. Ronald O. Lee identified the suspects as Charles Licudine Bonilla, 24; Christopher Galingan Madarang, 24; Lorenzo Buston Bulawit, 26; Joseph Sabido, 44; and Jomar Lacorte Viloria, 37. 
    Bonilla, Madarang and Bulawit were caught in the act using suspected shabu.
    Three plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing around 0.8 grams worth P5,440 were confiscated from them during the arrest. 
    Sabido was arrested by Baguio police after he sold one sachet of suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.13 grams worth P884.
    Additional 0.18 grams of suspected shabu worth P1,224 were confiscated from him.
    Meanwhile, Viloria was arrested by Regional PNP Drug Enforcement Unit cops after he sold suspected shabu weighing MOL 2.5 grams worth P17,000.
    Two additional drug personalities were arrested in Baguio City while P90,000.00 worth of marijuana plants were destroyed in Benguet on May 27. 
    Suspects were identified as Verde Dumagcao, 43; and Villanuevo Valenzuela, 36. 
    Dumagcao was arrested by the joint operatives of Baguio City Police Office and PDEA-CAR after he sold suspected shabu weighing around 0.5 grams valued at P3,400.
    In Barangay Loakan Proper, Baguio, Villanuevo was arrested after a search warrant implemented in his residence which resulted in seizure of three plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing around 1.5 grams worth P10,200, nine empty bullet shells, ammunition and one hand grenade. 
    Suspects are now facing charges for illegal drugs. Additional charge for illegal ammunition was filled against Villanuevo. 
    Meanwhile in Tacadang, Kibungan Benguet, joint operatives of Benguet police and PDEA operatives discovered two marijuana plantations planted with 450 fully grown marijuana plants worth 90,000.
    All marijuana plants were uprooted and destroyed on-site. No cultivator was apprehended during.
    Investigation is ongoing to identify cultivators.



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