Tourist held for marijuana worth P482K in Kalinga

Authorities arrest a tourist in Tabuk City in Kalinga province after they found 4,020 grams of marijuana leaves and stalk from his possession. (Photo from PNP-Tabuk)

BAGUIO CITY –– Authorities arrested a 21-year-old local tourist for attempting to transport dried marijuana leaves and stalks in Tabuk City, Kalinga province on Thursday.

The suspect was identified as Omar Luis Espino Serrano, 21, a resident of Caloocan City.


Police said Serrano was carrying 4,020 grams of the illegal weed worth P482,400. These were packed in tubular transparent plastic.

The operation was carried out after a concerned citizen tipped off police.


The suspect will be charged with violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./lzb

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