SEVEN kilos of dried marijuana leaves worth P35,000 were seized by anti-narcotics operatives during a buy-bust operation in Koronadal City, reports said yesterday.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Isidro S. Lapeña said the illegal drug was confiscated from Keith Cuencia, 28, a tricycle driver, of Purok Bañez, Bgy.Zone IV, Koronadal City.
At 6 p.m., agents of the PDEA Regional Office 12 (PDEA RO 12) under the direct supervision of Director Lyndon Aspacio, conducted an entrapment operation that led to the arrest of Cuencia after he agreed to sell one pack of dried marijuana leaves, weighing seven kilograms, with an estimated street value of P35,000 to a poseur-buyer in his own turf in Zone IV.
When frisked, Cuencia yielded a green canister containing empty plastic sachets, a bamboo sealer, a pair of surgical scissors and a mobile phone.
The suspect is now at the custody of PDEA, facing charges before a local court.