Checkpoint Cops Chased 2 Drug Couriers Evading Arrest in Kalinga
DRUG COURIERS – Two (2) drug suspects were arrested after the chase when they allegedly evaded arrest at the police checkpoint in Kalinga.
After a confrontation with personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Tabuk City, Kalinga, two alleged couriers of the illegal plant “Maryjane” were apprehended. According to the news, the suspects were apprehended at a border control post in the said province’s town.
Victor Gumba, 47, a resident of Luccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga, who was temporarily residing in Dasmarinas, Cavite, was one of the suspects, while another was an anonymous 18-year-old with whom he shared a home in Pacak, Agbannawag, Tabuk City.
According to information obtained from P/Col. Davy Vicente Limmong, Provincial Director of the Philippine National Police in Kalinga, his team attempted to serve a warrant of arrest on Gumba for his alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade but did not arrive at their home in Luccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga.
Following that, his team obtained information on a suspicious vehicle purportedly transporting illegal drugs from Kalinga to Metro Manila, prompting them to set up border checkpoints. In Tabuk City, agents quickly halted a vehicle and determined that the driver was Victor Gumba.
When the police arrived to serve a warrant of arrest, they drew the vehicle away from the checkpoint, pointing a rifle at them. As a result, the two suspects fired at them, and the police replied by hitting the driver in the left foot, causing him to lose control and crash into the rice field.
Ten marijuana bricks worth P1.2 million, a cal 9mm Smith and Wesson with a magazine and four rounds, two hand grenades, and P13,750 cash were confiscated from the accused. The two suspects are currently in the custody of the PNP Kalinga, and a case against them is being developed.
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