Bulacan drug sting nets P930-K marijuana items

SEIZED. The dried marijuana leaves and extract/liquid marijuana seized from two suspects in an entrapment operation in Baliwag, Bulacan on Friday night (May 21, 2021). The marijuana was valued at PHP930,000. (Photo by PDEA-3)

BALIWAG, Bulacan – A police entrapment operation here over the weekend resulted in the arrest of two drug suspects who have yielded dried marijuana leaves and marijuana liquid extract with an estimated street value of P930,000.

The entrapment was carried out jointly by operatives of the Central Luzon Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) office, the Bulacan Police intelligence unit, and Baliwag Police. It was conducted along the Pulilan-Baliwag Bypass road in Barangay Pinagbarilan here.

PDEA-3 Director Christian O. Frivaldo identified the two arrested suspects as Shota Ando and Carmela Ricafort, both 29 and residents of Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Confiscated from them were 6 kg. of dried marijuana leaves, 30 pieces of vape cartridge containing suspected marijuana oil, marked money, IDs, cell phone, and a red Honda CRV. Appropriate charges will be filed against the suspects.