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P1 M marijuana leaves seized in Angeles City; 4 arrested

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By Franco Regala

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – Authorities confiscated some P1 million worth of dried marijuana leaves in a buy – bust operation here, the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) disclosed Saturday.

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Chief Supt. Joel Coronel, PRO3 director said the drug sting targetted Jayvee Canillo, 21, of Marikina City.

Three of his cohorts were also arrested during the operation and were identified as Charles Liclican, 26, of Baguio City; Joshua Manzan, 22, of Manila and Nicole Meneses, 23, of Baguio City.

They will be charhed with violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act 2002.

Senior Supt. Enrico Vargas, Angeles City police director, said that an undercover police officer transacted with Camillo who sold him P500 worth of marijuana leaves.

When he sensed the operation, Canillo, according to the police, tried to flee.

It was during the chase in his residence that the three other suspects were spotted packing marijuana leaves in palstic bags, worth approximately P1 million.

When frisked, Canillo yielded the marked P500 bill.

Vargas said appropriate charges will be filed against the arrested suspects.

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