PNP_PRO1 News Release: 01-16-04
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CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Region 1 Police Director Chief Superintendent Ericson T. Velasquezlauded the members of Alilem Police Station in Ilocos Sur after the arrest of a suspected Marijuana courier and the confiscation of 20 bricks and rolls of Marijuana during a checkpoint operation conducted along Brown Street in Alilem town on Thursday morning (January 14).

PCSupt. Velasquez,Acting Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1), identified the suspect as Rolando D. Kios, alias Lando, 23 years old, single, and a resident of SitioIndadangan, Kayapa, Bakun, Benguet.

Based on report reaching this headquarters, the police headed by Senior Inspector Joel P. Lagto, Chief of Police, immediatelyestablished a checkpoint along Brown Street when a tipster reported to the police that the said suspected courier will be transporting the illegal drugs on board a passenger jeepney.

The police flagged down a multicolor jeepney with plate number 012606 and discovered a sack with nametag “Lando”. The police requested the driver to open the sack and found out five (5) bricks and 12 cylindrical rolls of MJ fruiting tops wrapped with brown packing tapes ofwhich the driver later on confirmed as baggage of Kios. A bag containing three (3) MJ rolls was also confiscated and allegedly owned by the suspect.

The confiscated Marijuana weighing 17.8 kilograms with a Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) value of Php445,000.00 was turned-over to the Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office Crime Laboratory Office for chemical examination while the arrested suspect is under the custody of Alilem MPS.

Meanwhile, PCSupt. Velasquez encouraged the community to report to the police any suspected illegal drug activities in their localities.

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