4 busted in Baguio for possession, sale of illegal drugs

Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet – (April 24, 2021) – Two High Value Individuals (HVI) were busted after selling shabu to undercover anti-illegal drug operatives while two others were arrested for possession of illegal drugs in separate operations on April 22 and 23, 2021 in Baguio City.

Based on reports from the Baguio City Police Office, two suspects listed as High Value Individuals (HVI) were arrested at Bokawkan Road, Corner Easter School Road, Baguio City in the afternoon of April 22, 2021. They were identified as Akiya Lugares Velasco Alyas,  24, unemployed, and Jhaniel Dale Tuazon Foronda, 29, driver, both residing at Gibraltar, Baguio City. Both are monitored drug personalities for selling and using illegal drugs.

Meanwhile, personnel of Legarda Police Station (BCPO PS-5), apprehended two male suspects for possession of illegal drugs, identified as Dan Jayzzreel Ramirez Panelo aka Jazz, 22, online seller, and residing at Dreamland, Tiptop Village, Baguio City; and his companion, an 18-year old Grade 8 student.

According to the operatives, while they were conducting mobile patrol in the early morning of April 23, 2021 along Kalaw Street, Baguio City, they saw the two male suspects who are suspiciously peeping inside parked vehicles in the area. When approached, the two ran towards the NBI building, prompting the patrolling officers to chase after them. They were subsequently apprehended and were requested to bring out the contents of their pockets. Suspect Panelo yielded one sachet of suspected shabu weighing about 0.5g w/ estimated value of Php3,400.00 while his companion brought out a snowbear candy wrapper containing suspected dried marijuana and one aluminum foil strip.

The two suspects and seized drug evidence were brought to Baguio City Crime Laboratory Office for drug test and qualitative examination then the grade 8 student was brought to the City Social Welfare and Development for assessment. (PROCOR-RPIO)