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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Marijuana plantation
seized in SBenedicto


The arrest of two alleged marijuana peddlers led to the seizure of more than P1 million worth of dried marijuana and the discovery of its plantation in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, a police official said yesterday.

Nabbed during a buy-bust operation Sunday in Purok Mangga, Brgy. Igmayaan, Salvador Benedicto, was Jonas Alvios, 50, who was classified by the police as a High Value Target drug personality, Capt. Jeruld Muya, Salvador Benedicto police chief, said.

The arrest of Alvios yielded three sacks and a plastic bag containing dried marijuana leaves, he said.

A follow up operation conducted by the Salvador Benedicto Police Station led to the discovery of a marijuana plantation, where the authorities uprooted 120 fully grown marijuana plants.

Before the arrest of Alvios and the discovery of the marijuana plantation, town policemen already apprehended Nelson Ortiz in Purok Cory, Brgy. Pandanon, Salvador Benedicto.

The arrest of Ortiz also yielded P120,000 worth of suspected dried marijuana leaves placed inside a yellow plastic bag and a sack, P200 in buy-bust money, and a Kawasaki motorcycle.

Two other drug suspects, identified as Christopher Jadloc and Pedro Lumanog, were apprehended by the police in Isabela and Talisay City, Negros Occidental, also on Sunday.

The apprehension of Jadloc in Brgy. 4, Isabela, yielded four sachets of suspected shabu, estimated to have a market value of P3,000, P500 in marked money, and P100 in cash, the police said.

The arrest of Lumanog, a 56-year-old fish vendor, also yielded P10,000 worth of suspected shabu, and P500 in marked money.

The four arrested drug suspects are now jail.*


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