Two suspects were arrested by Tuguegarao Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) this morning, June 13, 2020, while engaging in a pot session.
PDEA Regional Director Joel Plaza identified the suspects as Alvin Biraquit Pascual and Misador Palattao both from Cagayan.
According to the report, Provincial Board Member Jean Alphonse D. Ponce reported to the authorities the on-going pot session, which resulted to the immediate arrest of the suspects.
Authorities confiscated from the suspects were eight heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets weighing more or less 10 grams containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated street value of P70,000, two improvised tooters or paraphernalia, one pair of scissors, three used rolled aluminum foil, six used plastic sachets containing suspected shabu residue and a lighter.
Pascual and Misador are now in the custody of PDEA and will be facing charges for violations of Sections 11(Possession), 12 (Possession of Paraphernalia) and 15 (Use of Dangerous Drugs) of RA 9165.
Meanwhile, Plaza said that amid the pandemic, the agency will continue to be watchful. “Day by day, we hear and watch on TV arrests of drug personalities amidst this pandemic. They never learn at all. Little did they know that anti-drug operatives are always watchful. For those who are still on it, stop now or regret being arrested. In like manner, we commend the laudable gesture of Hon. Board Member AJ Ponce worthy to emulate”, he added.TNF