LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Two men from Cavite, who were trying to transport P2.4-million worth of marijuana bricks, was intercepted by the Benguet Provincial Police Office (BPO) in Tublay, Benguet.
Benguet PPO Director Col. Elmer Ragay identified the arrested suspects as Jevie Malipot Pabia, 34, and Rommel Manuel Barrientos,39, both residents of Dasmarinas, Cavite.
Ragay said, personnel of Tublay MPS were conducting a coronavirus disease (COVID19) quarantine checkpoint in Sitio Betwag, Caponga, Tublay, Benguet at about 2 p.m. on Friday, November 20, when they received a text message from a member of the Barangay Ambongdolan peace action team that there were two suspicious-looking men in a white van that could pass by the area.
Minutes after, a spotter saw a white van, but it slowed down several meters from the checkpoint, and even attempted to make a U-turn.
But the spotter was quick to react and approached the van along with members of the Benguet PPO.
The police inspected the Travel Authority of the passengers, and found it was out of jurisdiction. The passenger then rushed to the second seat of the…