Marijuana discovered in trash bin in Quezon City

Araneta Center

A SECURITY guard at the Araneta Cubao Central Business District surrendered around P200,000 worth of suspected marijuana he discovered in a trash bin.

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Police Chief Superintendent Joselito T. Esquivel Jr. said security guard Jessie Atis was patroling  the vicinity of Araneta Center when he noticed a backpack placed in an open garbage bin Saturday night at around 11 p.m.

Upon checking, Atis said he saw  suspected dried marijuana leaves and fruiting tops wrapped in plastic.

He immediately reported the incident to their security office and later turned over to the Cubao Police Station (PS 7) under Supt. Giovanni Hycenth Caliao around two kilos of suspected marijuana.

Meanwhile, 24 drug suspects were arrested in the latest anti-illegal drugs and police operations in Quezon City.

Operatives of PS 7 operatives arrested three persons in separate buy bust operations while La Loma Police Station (PS 1) arrested two drug suspects;

Novaliches Police Station (PS 4) arrested three drug suspects and confiscated 11 sachets of shabu;

Fairview Police Station (PS 5) operatives arrested two drug suspects included in the barangay drug watchlist;

Batasan Police Station (PS 6) arrested eight drug suspects in separate buy-bust in Barangay Payatas;

Anonas Police Station (PS 9) arrested two drug suspects in Barangay Pansol and Barangay Botocan;

Galas Police Station (PS 11) initially arrested three suspects for smoking in public place during the Simultaneous Anti Criminality Law Enforcement Office (SACLEO), and when asked to empty their pockets, each of them yielded a sachet of shabu;

Eastwood Police Station (PS 12) arrested one suspect in a buy-bust on Calle Industria in Bgy. Bagumbayan, and seized two sachets of dried marijuana leaves, drug paraphernalia, and the buy-bust money.

The drug suspects were charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

In Pasig City, Erick Geronimo, 27, of  No. 1347 Mais St., Napico, Bgy. Manggahan, Pasig City, was arrested for illegal possession of marijuana after he tried to evade police checkpoint yesterday morning.