Three individuals will now be facing charges for violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act after they were arrested in a police checkpoint in Lubuagan, Kalinga on October 28, 2022.

According to the report reaching the Regional Director, PBGEN MAFELINO A BAZAR, the arrested individuals were identified as Raechelle Kitongan Canao, 29; Augusto Binuloc Gunnawa, 38; and Arnel Langao Wadwad, 26.

According to the same report, personnel of the 2nd Kalinga Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) received an information that a group of individuals will be transporting marijuana products from Tinglayan, Kalinga to Tabuk City.

Acting on the said information, personnel of the 2nd Kalinga PMFC conducted an interdiction operation in Sitio Dinakan, Brgy. Dangoy, Lubuagan, Kalinga that resulted in the confiscation of 204 bricks of suspected marijuana dried leaves and stalks with an estimated weight of 204,000 grams with a Standard Drug Price of Php 24,480,000; two (2) pieces in tubular forms of suspected MJ dried leaves and stalks with an estimated weight of 2,000 grams with SDP of Php 240, 000.00; and two (2) small bottles (60 ml each) containing a total of 120 ml of suspected Marijuana oil with SDP of Php 6,000.00.

The inventory and markings of the pieces of evidence recovered were conducted onsite in the presence of the arrested suspects and witnessed by Mr. Reynaldo S Gonzalo, DOJ representative; Ms. Janette Alagao, media representative; and Mr. Rodney Aranca, Barangay Kagawad.

The arrested suspects and the seized pieces of evidence were brought to the custody of Lubuagan MPS for documentation and proper disposition.#