Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Wednesday, 14 April 2021 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
PBB Guidelines 2016
Click to Open
PIA Snapshot

PIA Online
One Mindanao eNewsmagazine
One Visayas eNewsletter
One Luzon eNewsmagazine
ST@R eNewsmagazine
PIA Members Only:
PMIS | PANP Phone Directory
PIAEA Corner:
Application | View PIAEA Site
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
PIA News Archive:
Information to Empower Filipinos
English NewsFoto ArchivesRegional WatchOFW Watch
FrontpageHeadlines by RegionNews ArchivePIA SpecialsICT News

PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Over P3-M worth of marijuana intercepted in Kalinga

by Emely Fama

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 11 (PIA) -- About 125 blocks of dried marijuana fruiting tops with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of PP3,125,000.00 were intercepted at a mobile checkpoint along the national road in Sitio Loyocan, Lacnog, Tabuk City, Kalinga on January 9, 2012.

The cannabis blocks were loaded in a gray-colored Daewoo sedan bearing plate number TLM 760. The said contrabands, which approximately weigh 125,000 grams, were wrapped in newspapers and placed in five cartons.

The suspects resisted arrest by taking on the government operatives to a car and foot chase where only one of the three suspects was pinned down. He turned out to be the driver of the vehicle and was identified as Alex Panner y Olyog, 29, single, elementary undergraduate, farmer, native of Bugnay, Tinglayan, Kalinga, resident of Agbannawag, Tabuk City, Kalinga.

Investigations reveal that one of the two suspects who evaded arrest is the owner of the vehicle and is reported as a notorious marijuana trafficker.

A case for violation of Section 5 (Transportation of Dangerous Drugs) is being prepared for inquest proceedings against Panner and the two others.

The anti-drug operation was carried out by members of the 3rd Maneuver Company of the Regional Public Safety Battalion, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera Administrative Region, and Kalinga Provincial Public Safety Company and Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group.(PIA CAR/EF-PDEA CAR)

Latest Stories
  • DOST project beneficiary produces biggest 'ulang' (R02)
  • Solar energy to light up 75 more houses in off-grid areas in NegOr (R07)
  • DA plans to use Mindanao program in Luzon (R11)
  • DSWD 1 marks its 61st anniversary celeb in February (R01)
  • 500 poor families get 'bags of blessing' (R06)
  • Close to 200 Negros Occidental police officers get promotion (R06)
  • NGO urges public to collect, propagate seeds to create native tree forests in CV (R07)
  • Police Information Officers receives commendation medals (R06)
  • DSWD brings Pantawid Pamilya program to Dumaguete City (R07)
  • LGU issues guidelines on use of municipal filling station (CAR)
  • NGO to hold free breast, cervical cancer screening (R07)
  • Aklan detainees trained on proper waste management (R06)
  • Hiligaynon news: DOLE 6 may bag-o nga direktor (R06)
  • Mangrove tree planting to highlight World Wetlands Day (R06)
  • Balikbayan finds ulang production profitable (R02)
  • Hiligaynon news: Impormasyon sa populasyon sa Iloilo nagapakita pagkinahanglan sa pagmanehar sing maayo (R06)
  • Various activities to mark World Wetlands Day in Iloilo (R06)
  • Tagalog News: Tapul Reef, ipinapadeklarang fish sanctuary (MIM)
  • Hiligaynon news: Alert Level sa Yemen napanubo sa level 2 DFA (R06)
  • P118-M worth of Infra projects implemented by Dipolog in 2011 (R09)
    GOOD NEWS Series
    PIA Special Sites:

    ASEAN Philippines

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines