Police checkpoint stops huge marijuana shipment


BAGUIO CITY: A combined team of the National Bureau of Investigation in Cordillera and the Baguio City Station 8 bagged a big shipment of marijuana (cannabis) during a standard checkpoint operation at the Kennon Road on Friday night. The seized contraband included 73 bundles and 34 bricks of the regulated item with an estimated street value of P564,000. Cordillera Provincial Police Director Isagani Nerez said the driver of a van, which was loaded with 141 kilos of cannabis, jumped off the vehicle after seeing the checkpoint. Two of his companions were arrested though and will be charged for illegal drug trafficking.


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