Authorities arrest 2 illegal drugs suspects in Coron


Authorities has conducted operation that led to the arrest of two drug users in Barangay Poblacion 2, Coron, Palawan on Friday, May 19. James Cruz Amit (46 y/o, fisherman) and Edward Tambalo Tacis (35 y/o) were found by authorities in an actual ‘shabu session.’P

Police records said, at around 4:05 p.m. on the said day, went to the Coron Municipal Station and informed police officers about the ongoing session at their house. In response, the officers, led by PSI Thirz Starky B Timbancaya and with a team from 1st Marine Company, hurried to the Amit household to verify such report.

At around 05:44 p.m. on that day, the authorities indeed found the two in an illegal drugs session and were able to confiscate from them the following items: two pieces of heat sealed transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride (locally known as shabu), a black leather coin pouch, two rolled-up aluminum foil, one green lighter, and four pieces of Php20 bill.

The suspects were brought to the Coron police station for proper disposition. They will face drug cases in violation of Section 6, 7, 11 & 12, Article II of RA 9165 before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in Puerto Princesa City.

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