Student nabbed for possession of illegal drugs in Kalinga

TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- A student will now be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 after he was arrested for transporting illegal drugs from Kalinga to Baguio City.

BGen. Ronald Oliver Lee, regional director of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera said, operatives of the Tabuk City Police Office and Regional Drug Enforcement Unit received information that a male person will be transporting marijuana on April 3.

Lee said the operatives immediately proceeded to the area to check the veracity of the information which turned out to be positive and resulted in the arrest of Christian Kyle A Tercero, 23, a resident of Upper Pinget, Baguio City.

The police recovered four pieces of dried marijuana bricks weighing 4,000 grams with a standard drug price (SDP) of P480,000 and a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu weighing 0.2 grams with an SDP of P1,360.

During the investigation, Tercero admitted that aside from the recovered drug items, he kept another three pieces of dried marijuana bricks weighing 3,000 grams worth P360,000.00 at Purok 5, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga which he previously bought.

Inventory of the pieces of evidence was conducted in the presence of the arrested suspect and duly witnessed by DOJ representative, Lailanie S. Balao-ing; media representative and Barangay Kagawad Abraham Licaycay of Bulanao Centro, Tabuk City.