CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Jan. 14 (PIA) – – Police operatives recently confiscated 35 marijuana bricks weighing 36.602 kilos with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of Php4.3 million.
The Kalinga Provincial Police Office reported that personnel of the Tabuk City Police Station were traversing Sitio Banat, Bagumbayan, this City when a motorcycle without plate number overtook the police vehicle in fast speed and tumbled on the shoulder of the road.
The Police officers helped the rider but while doing so, they noticed the backpack of the rider which partly opened containing bricks suspected to be dried marijuana. The marijuana bricks were confiscated and an on-site inventory was conducted in the the presence of Department of Justice and media representatives, and barangay officials of Bagumbayan.
The rider was identified as 19-year-old Jayvie Saguilot y Paclay aka Nick Dave Johnson y Perso, a resident of Barangay Loccong, Tinglayan, this province and the confiscated pieces of evidence are under the custody of Tabuk CPS for documentation and proper disposition.
Meanwhile, Pinukpuk Municpal Police Station personnel with the 50th Infantry Brigade,Philippine Army and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bantay Gubat recovered 828 board feet of narra lumber in an abandoned van at Barangay Wagod, Pinukpuk.
The discovery of the narra flitches with market value of Php66,268.00 was a result of a report from a concerned citizen .
Provincial PNP Director PCol. Davy Vicente Limmong expressed appreaciation to the concerned citizen who reported the information. “Let this be an example of the importance of community participation in peace and order and public safety concerns. I urge the constituents of Kalinga to actively take part in promoting peace and order by reporting crimes and suspicious activities in their respective communities to the police so we can act upon appropriately” he said.(JDP/PAB-PIA CAR,Kalinga)