2 Minor Students Caught Carrying Illegal Plant in Kalinga Arrested
Police authorities arrested two minor students after allegedly being caught with an illegal plant called “marijuana” in Kalinga.
Two 17-year-old pupils were arrested in Lubuagan, Kalinga, for transporting marijuana leaves. According to the newspaper, the underage suspects will now be charged with violating Republic Act 9165, often known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
According to Brig Gen. Mafelino Bazar, regional director of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera, both suspects arrested are 17-year-old students from Tabuk City, Kalinga, and newly recognized drug personalities. According to the report, they were apprehended by Kalinga Provincial Police Office operatives for disrespecting the police and bypassing the set checkpoint in Barangay Dangoy, Lubuagan, Kalinga.
During their arrest, the suspects were given a semi-tubular type of dried marijuana leaves and stems weighing more or less than 570 grams. The illegal plant has a Standard Drug Price of P68,400.00, according to the study.
The inventory of the gathered evidence was carried out on-site, in the presence of the arrested suspects, and was witnessed by Councilor Simi Colayot, Lubuagan, and media representatives. The apprehended suspects and confiscated material were transferred to the Kalinga PPO Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit for documentation and disposition.
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