LUCENA CITY — Two kilos of marijuana or “weed” were seized Wednesday from a “high value” drug suspect in a buyout operation in Bacoor City, Cavite.
Colonel Christopher Olazo, Cavite Police Chief, said in a report on Thursday, July 13, that the arrested suspect, Annie Bautista, 39, a Bacoor resident, was a high value person in the local drug trade.
Police detained Bautista at 6:15 pm after he sold a package of “weed” to an undercover police officer in Barangay Bayanan.
Bautista was seized from two sealed plastic bags with dried marijuana leaves weighing two kilos, with an approximate value of P300,000.
On Wednesday morning, Bacoor narcotics officers arrested two suspected major marijuana dealers in a sting operation at Barangay Molino 1 and seized 38 kilos of illegal hemp.
The seized marijuana was worth P4,560,000 in the street market.
Police are conducting further investigations to determine the origin of the herb.
Drug users have turned to the herb as an alternative to shabu, which has become expensive due to intensified crackdowns on illegal drugs.
Also on Wednesday, two alleged shabu street vendors, Genesis Caldit and Philip Marvin Bose, were arrested in a buying-selling operation in the city of Dasmariñas.
The police confiscated five shabu bags weighing 25 grams worth P172,500.
All of the arrested suspects have been detained and face charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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