A total of Php 4.6 Million pesos worth of marijuana leaves were seized in Tarlac during a buy bust operation on Sunday dawn from three drug peddlers.
Citing the report from Police Regional Office 3, PNP Chief Police General Debold M Sinas identified the arrested suspects as CORNELIO CHUMIL-ANG, 33 yrs old, JOMAR PALLAR, 24 years old, and MARCELINO CARAOWA, 40 years old, all were residents of Mountain Province.
The suspects were nabbed on joint operations of anti-illegal drug operatives from TARLAC PPO and Tarlac City PS . The suspects were caught selling twenty four (24) pieces bricks of suspected dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops, twenty six (26) rolled suspected dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops with estimated street value of Php 4.6 Million, placed in two (2) plastic containers including the two (2) bottles of suspected canabis oil with estimated value of more or less Php30,000.00 each.
Recovered from the actual possession and control of the arrested suspects were the genuine One Thousand peso bill marked money together with the sixty eight (68) pieces fake 1,000.00 peso bill (boodle money), one (1) unit SAMSUNG keystone cellphone, one (1) unit VIVO cellphone, one (1) Toyota Hi Ace van with plate number ZRL111 and Isuzu mini dump truck with plate number XAT765 which was used to transport the suspected dried marijuana leaves.
"Upon further investigation, the suspects were found out to be members of the same group arrested also in Tarlac last February. The said group operates illegal drug activities at the area of Tarlac, Pangasinan and Mountain Province", Sinas said
The arrested suspects and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought at PDEU Office at Camp Gen. Francisco S. Macabulos, Brgy. San Vicente, Tarlac City while documents for filing of complaint are being prepared.
"I commend the personnel in PRO 3 under the leadership of Police Brigadier General Val De Leon for their accomplishment and for continuously conducting pro-active operations to wipe out all drug peddlers and have less opportunity to propagate illegal drugs in Central Luzon", Sinas added.