Police Corner from PROCOR RPIO
Four busted for possession, sale of illegal drugs
Two High Value Individuals (HVIs) were busted after selling shabu to undercover anti-illegal drug operatives while two others were arrested for possession of illegal drugs in separate operations on April 22 and 23, 2021 in Baguio City.
Based on reports from the Baguio City Police Office, two suspects listed as High Value Individuals (HVI) were arrested at Bokawkan Road corner Easter School Road, Baguio City in the afternoon of April 22, 2021. They were identified as Akiya Lugares Velasco Alyas, 24, unemployed, and Jhaniel Dale Tuazon Foronda, 29, driver, both residing at Gibraltar, Baguio City. Both were monitored to be drug personalities for selling and using illegal drugs.
Meanwhile, personnel of Legarda Police Station (BCPO PS-5), apprehended two male suspects for possession of illegal drugs, identified as Dan Jayzzreel Ramirez Panelo aka Jazz, 22, online seller, and residing at Dreamland, Tiptop Village, Baguio City; and his companion, an 18-year old Grade 8 student.
According to the operatives, while they were conducting mobile patrol in the early morning of April 23, 2021 along Kalaw Street, Baguio City, they saw the two male suspects who were suspiciously peeping inside parked vehicles in the area. When approached, the two ran towards the NBI building, prompting the patrolling officers to chase them. They were subsequently apprehended and were requested to bring out the contents of their pockets. Suspect Panelo yielded one sachet of suspected shabu weighing about 0.5g w/ estimated value of Php3,400.00 while his companion brought out a snowbear candy wrapper containing suspected dried marijuana and one aluminum foil strip.
The two suspects and the seized drug evidence were brought to Baguio City Crime Laboratory Office for drug testing and qualitative examination then the grade 8 student was brought to the City Social Welfare and Development for assessment.
BARANGAYanihan thrives in Baguio amidst pandemic
Since the start of the pandemic, the Baguio City Police in partnership with the city government have started different programs to help the most affected sectors cope with daily living challenges brought by the crisis.
Aside from the government subsidy programs, the Baguio Police under the leadership of City Director PCOL ALLEN RAE F CO, started outreach and civic programs, which later came to be known as “BARANGAYanihan”.
All Police Stations under BCPO have been offering “libreng sakay” which benefited about 7,982 individuals, including healthcare and other essential workers especially during the ECQ lockdown. Also, 1,822 families received assorted grocery items and hygiene kits amounting to a total of P1,307,731.00 under the PNP “Adopt A Family Program, Kapwa Ko Sagot Ko”.
Under the continuing Barangayanihan programs, a family living in a simple shanty at Purok 7, San Luis Village, Baguio City, got the chance to have a more conducive home especially for the five young children.
A solo parent, Mr. Hassan single-handedly raises his 5 young children through his meager income as an eco-bag vendor at the City Market.
With the concerted efforts of police officers of Naguilian Road Police Station (PS-1), barangay officials and a generous individual who donated wood from his old house, the “trapal” which previously covered the family’s home was replaced with sturdy GI sheets to shield them from the elements. They were also provided with assorted grocery packs to help them with their basic needs.
Hassan’s family is just one of the families in Baguio which benefited from the continuing barangayanihan programs of the PNP, apart from the feeding program, food packs distribution, clean-up drive, and libreng gupit being done by Baguio cops.
Also, with the rise of community pantries across the country, almost all the police stations of BCPO has established mobile barangayanihan pantries which encourage the bayanihan spirit among Baguio communities.
As various efforts are being done by the government to slow the spread of the virus in the city, the Baguio Police encourages the public to take precautions and abide by health protocols to prevent transmission.
P7.8-M MJ intercepted in Tabuk City
Elements of PROCOR intercepted a shipment of 7.8 million pesos worth of marijuana in a checkpoint operation conducted in Tabuk City, Kalinga, in the evening of April 25, 2021.
Citing the reports sent to PBGEN RONALD O LEE, operatives received an information from a confidential informant regarding an individual in a motorcycle transporting suspected marijuana from Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga. In response, operatives plotted an anti-illegal drug operation through checkpoint along National Road at Calanan, Tabuk City, Kalinga.
At the checkpoint, operatives spotted a motorcycle that matches the description given by the informant and as it approached, the motorcycle suspiciously turned back. This prompted the operatives to pursue the motorcycle until it stopped along the road at Purok 3, Brgy Bado Dangwa, Tabuk City, Kalinga.
With the aid of a Narcotic Drug Dog of Kalinga PPO PECU, the box loaded on the back of the motorcycle was searched that led to the discovery of 65 pieces of dried marijuana bricks weighing 65 kg with a Standard Drug Price (SDP) of Php 7,800,000.00.
PCOL DAVY VICENTE LIMMONG, Provincial Director of Kalinga PPO, identified the arrested suspect as Michael Macad Assudo, 35, farmer and a resident of Tinglayan, Kalinga.
With his arrest, the 65 pieces of dried marijuana bricks were taken. The operatives also confiscated one (1) unit black cellular keypad phone, one (1) unit Honda XRM125 motorcycle with no plate number and a pair of keys.
The inventory and marking of all evidence seized were done onsite in the presence of a representative of the Tabuk City Prosecution Office, elected barangay officials and a media representative.
Assudo and the confiscated items were brought to Tabuk City Police Station for proper documentation and the MJ were brought to the Kalinga Crime Laboratory Office for examination. The suspect is now facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA 9165).**