3 more suspects in transport of P13.5-M marijuana nabbed

TABUK, Kalinga – Three more suspects, including a minor, involved in the transport of marijuana bricks worth P13.4 million that were intercepted here were arrested in a pursuit operation in Barangay Arellano, Quezon, Isabela last Wednesday.

The suspects were identified as Prince John Lord Paluyo, 20, of Gen. Trias, Cavite; Cyrus Orendain Crisologo, 18, of Barangay Rizal, Makati City, and a 17-year-old male from Antipolo City.

Kalinga police director Police Col. Davy Limmong said the suspects were the companions of four persons who were arrested for transporting marijuana bricks valued at P13.4 million last March 10.

The suspects onboard a Suzuki Ertiga with license plates NAN-5792 were waiting for their cohorts who were arrested in Tabuk in a gasoline station in Quezon, Isabela.

Limmong said Police Col. Radino Belly, police chief here, alerted the Provincial Intelligence Unit of the Isabela police and nearby police stations.

He said personnel from the Isabela Provincial Intelligence Unit led by Police Major Eugene Mallilin and Quezon, Isabela police conducted drag net operation in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and intercepted the suspects in the gasoline station at 4:50 p.m.

The suspects yielded three large transparent sachets containing suspected marijuana, eight small transparent sachets containing suspected marijuana, two tubular form marijuana, one bottle of suspected cannabis oil, one hashish marijuana in brick form, one improvised shotgun, two ammunition for 12 gauge shotgun, and four cellphones.