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Marikina vape shop yields jars of weed; 3 fall

SACHETS OF DRIED MARIJUANA LEAVES ALSO SEIZED
By: - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ
/ 04:09 PM April 24, 2018

Photos from Marikina Police

Anti-drug operatives arrested three men selling marijuana in a vape shop in Marikina City in an entrapment operation Monday night.

In a report released Tuesday, Marikina City Police Chief Supt. Roger Quesada said members of the Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a buy-bust operation around 7:30 p.m. inside the Vapers Stop store, along A. Bonifacio Ave. in Barangka, Marikina City.

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The entrapment operation led to the arrest of the store’s owner Joseph Anthony Lopez, his brother Joseph McGyver, and Mark Julius San Jose.

Quesada said the police recovered four sachets and eight glass jars of suspected dried marijuana leaves, one weighing scale, and the P1,000 buy-bust money.

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He said the suspects were brought to the Eastern Police District Crime Laboratory for drug testing.

The suspects are facing charges for selling and possessing illegal drugs, which are in violation of Sec. 5 and Sec. 11 of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Anti-Illegal Drugs Act, respectively. /ee/ac

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