P37-M marijuana bricks seized in Kalinga

Published April 19, 2021, 4:52 PM

by Zaldy Comanda

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A total of 311 marijuana bricks worth P37 million were intercepted by operatives of Tabuk City Police Station and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Kalinga in a checkpoint in Barangay Lacnog here last Sunday.

(Photo by Tabuk City PS/via Zaldy Comanda / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Photo by Tabuk City PS/via Zaldy Comanda / MANILA BULLETIN)

Kalinga Provincial Police director Police Col. Davy Limmong said a concerned citizen tipped off the arrival of a vehicle coming from Tinglayan, this province, and carrying marijuana bricks.

Limmong said the troops, headed by Police Lt. Col. Radino Belly, immediately put up a checkpoint.

But the driver of the Mitsubishi Adventure that was carrying the marijuana bricks turned left 200 meters away from the checkpoint in an apparent bid to get away.

Sensing it was the target they were waiting for, the troops chased the vehicle that was heading to the irrigation area.

To elude arrest, the driver identified as Sabado Guimba stopped and fled on foot.

Upon checking of the vehicle, the troops discovered eight sacks containing 311 bricks of alleged marijuana leaves weighing 311 kilograms.

Though he was able to evade arrest, the driver left his ID that led to his identification.