PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY– On On September 18, 2021 at about 2:00 AM to 10:00 AM, operatives of Special Operations Unit 7 under the supervision of PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA, Director, PNP DEG, together with PDEA Regional Office 7, 2nd PMFC conducted joint marijuana eradication in the mountainous areas of Sitio Kaloctogan, Brgy Pangamihan, Toledo City. Said operation turned into an armed encounter which resulted to the death of a certain Eduardo Cabiles Jr and Gilbert and arrest of Reymark Cabiles, Renante Cama-ongay, and Envaristo Camaongay a.k.a Jr all are residents of Sitio Kaloctogan, Brgy Pangamihan, Toledo City.
During the operation, operating teams were able to seize the following in the possession of the suspects:
1. One (1) unit .9 mm Ingram with an inserted magazine;
2. One (1) unit Assault Rifle 15 with inserted magazine;
3. One (1) unit of .45 caliber pistol;
4. Drug paraphernalia;
5. Dried stalks with leaves believe to be marijuana
6. Dried leaves believe to be marijuana; and
7. Small heat-sealed plastics with traces of white crystalline substance believe to be shabu
The operating teams were able to uproot and destroy 10,000 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants with an estimated Standard Drug Price of Php 2,000,000 and 5 kgs of dried marijuana leaves with an estimated Standard Drug Price of Php 600,000. The operation covered 10,000 sqm mountainous area of Sitio Kaloctogan, Brgy Pangamihan, Toledo City.
As a background, when the operating teams were about to pull out in the area and passed by at the abandoned house, they were fired upon with the undetermined firearms while hiding inside the said house in an attempt to rescue his brother and other suspects which resulted to the death of Eduardo Cabiles and a certain Gilbert.
PBGEN MEDINA commended the operative’s effort in continuously implementing the fight against illegal drugs and encouraged them to work hard in identifying who are the other responsible persons in planting the said illegal substances. ###