A Dutch national and his female partner were arrested by personnel of the Coron Municipal Police Station (MPS) on Tuesday for alleged possession of marijuana.

They were identified as Noel Paulus Joseph Gossens, 46 years old, Dutch, and Cecile Villar Romasanta, 38, Filipino, both residents of Sitio Mabentangen, Poblacion 6, Coron town.

The two suspects were arrested by virtue of a search warrant dated April 7, 2019, issued by Judge Arnel Cezar of the Regional Trial Court Branch 163.

Seized inside the residence of the suspects were one transparent ziplock plastic containing alleged KUSH or a high grade marijuana, transparent ziplock plastic containing alleged marijuana seeds, improvised metal smoking pipe, improvised  bamboo smoking pipe, metal grinder, disposable lighter and bamboo stick.

The suspects face charges for violating Republic Act 9165.

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