Marijuana seized from watch-listed drug personality in South Cotabato

Dried marijuana leaves were confiscated from a watch-listed drug personality who was arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a buy-bust operation in Souh Cotabato on October 25, 2017.

PDEA Director General Aaron N Aquino identified the suspect as Jerson Rendon y Pacardo alias Tivan, 31 years old, who was arrested by operatives of PDEA Regional Office 12 (PDEA RO12) under the supervision of Director Gil Cesario Castro in Sitio South Sea, Barangay San Vicente, Banga, South Cotabato.

Confiscated from Rendon were more or less 500 grams of suspected dried marijuana leaves, with an estimated value of Php15,000.00, and the marked money.

The suspect will be charged for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.