From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 22): Military, police seized marijuana, shabu in Agusan Del Sur, Bukidnon
Combined military and police elements seized two sacks of dried marijuana plants and sachets of "shabu" substance during separate operations in the provinces of Agusan Del Sur and Bukidnon, the military reported Tuesday.
Capt. Patrick Martinez, Army's 4th Infantry Division spokesman, said that the marijuana plants were seized during a raid at the outskirt village of Tagiptip in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon with an estimated value of PhP 300, 000.
No suspect was arrested as they managed to ran away even before the raiding team could arrive in the area.
Martinez said that the marijuana plants, weighing 10 kilograms, reportedly came from the hinterlands of Cabanglasan, Bukidnon and was about to be delivered in Malaybalay City when intercepted by law enforcers in the village of Tagiptip.
Meantime, he said that the illegal “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) was seized during a buy bust operation in the village of Kapatungan in Trento, Agusan Del Sur.
Martinez identified the suspect in the “shabu” buy bust as Rodel Garrame Fojas, 35, of Trento, Agusan De Sur.
Seized from Fojas was the suspected shabu substance worth PhP 76,000, two pieces aluminum foil, one piece lighter and the PhP 500.00 peso bill as marked money.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, Army's 4ID commander, congratulated the joint operations and expressed confidence that a strong team work among law enforcers of various units could easily eradicate the proliferation of the illegal drugs in North and Northeastern Mindanao regions.