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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Illegal drug supplier suspect in Kalinga nabbed at 2AM today



Tabuk City, Kalinga — A 49-year-old man believed to be supplying illegal drugs in Kalinga fell in the hands of the authorities during a buy-bust operation early morning this December 1.


He is listed as Cordillera’s Regional Top 10 Drug Personality and is being suspected as a shabu supplier in Tabuk City and other municipalities of Kalinga.


The suspect, identified as a certain Joel ‘Jhong’ Martinez, was arrested past 2 o’clock AM after transacting with an undercover officer around 1:50 AM at his residence in Purok 3, San Julian.


Martinez was said to have sold a piece of medium heat-sealed sachet containing suspected shabu, weighing around 0.3 grams worth P2,040.


Moreover, seized from him includes another medium-sized sachet with the same substance, having an estimated weight of 1 gram, valued at P6,800.

The P1,000 buy-bust money and P4,000 boodle money were also confiscated.


After inventorying in the presence of the suspect and witnesses, Martinez was brought to the Tabuk City Police Station.


A case for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 shall be filed against him.


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