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Tuguegarao kagawad arrested for shabu, marijuana

Local police have arrested a barangay kagawad after he allegedly yielded suspected shabu and marijuana during an anti-illegal drug operation in Tuguegarao City, Tuesday, September 20.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) identified the arrested local Politiko as Marlon Corpuz, 49, who was caught with illegal drugs in his possession. A search warrant led to the discovery of the illegal drugs in his residence.

Confiscated during the search were five heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing one gram each of suspected shabu worth P6,800; one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing more or less 10 grams of dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops and stalks valued at P1,200; one black color dominant pouch; and several pieces of empty transparent plastic sachets.

Authorities added that the suspect is considered a high-value target by the provincial PDEA unit.