5 nabbed, P1.4-m weed seized in Bulacan bust

May 9, 2017 - 2:54 PM
Marijuana seized in Bulacan is seen in file photo. A GRAB driver who was left holding two sealed packages for delivery brought them to barangay officials, who discovered marijuana bricks. Transport network firms like GRAB have partnered with PDEA and LTFRB to stop the use by crime syndicates of the TNS.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Police arrested five alleged street pushers, including a minor, and seized P1.4 million worth of marijuana during a buy-bust in Sta. Maria town, Bulacan on Monday.

Eurice Tiqui, 20,alias RR, John Peter Pineda, 20, Jeffrey Ponce, 18, John Laurence Garcia, 18, and the minor were identified by residents of Barangay Guyong as distributors of marijuana in their community.

Local police mounted the buy-bust at the suspects’ hideout on Celeste Street Monday afternoon and seized 14 kilos in half a sack, four large packs and one tea-bag of shredded leaves.

Police said marijuana usually comes from the Cordillera region and are transported in buses that travel from Baguio City to Central Luzon and Metro Manila.