P1.8M marijuana seized in Kalinga buy-bust
TUGUEGARAO CITY — Authorities in the Cagayan Valley region and nearby Kalinga province arrested on Wednesday a suspected drug dealer, and seized some 15 kilos of dried marijuana bricks worth P1.8 million during a buy-bust operation in Tabuk City.
Louella Tomas, spokesperson for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Cagayan Valley, identified the suspect as Rolando Yag-ao, 32, who was reportedly cultivating marijuana in Tinglayan town, Kalinga.
Seized from Yag-ao were eight bricks of dried marijuana leaves, stalks, and fruiting tops during the buy-bust operation.
Yag-ao was placed in police custody while waiting to be charged with breaching the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. INQ
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