P1.2M worth of marijuana leaves seized in Nueva Ecija drug bust | Inquirer News

P1.2M worth of marijuana leaves seized in Nueva Ecija drug bust

/ 12:04 PM June 30, 2022

Sachets of marijuana leaves

FILE PHOTO. Sachets of marijuana leaves.

MANILA, Philippines – Police have arrested three drug suspects who yielded P1.2 million worth of marijuana leaves during a recent buy-bust operation in Penaranda, Nueva Ecija, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.

In a statement on Wednesday, the PNP identified the suspects as Eddie Pabia, 21; John Pabia, 21; and Aila Cab, 22, who were arrested in a drug sting conducted on June 28.


Seized from the suspects were marijuana leaves valued at P1,200,000.


The anti-illegal drug operation was conducted by Penaranda Municipal Station, Police Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, and Nueva Ecija Provincial Office.

“Another anti-illegal drug operation was carried out successfully with the arrest of three suspects who shall face criminal charges for violation of Republic Act 9165,” PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said.

The Republic Act No. 9165 is more commonly known as the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.” — Nicole Faye Agcaoili, INQUIRER.net trainee

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