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Police nabs suspected marijuana farmer

By PIA Samar
August 29, 2010

CATBALOGAN CITY  –  The Calbayog Philippine National police (PNP) led by Calbayog Chief of Police nabbed one Renato Manota y Torculas, 60 years old of Purok 1, Barangay Trinidad, Calbayog City.

He was suspected to have planted marijuana in his residence. He was the subject of Oplan Sangbanat which PNP Calbayog conducted on July 29, 2010.

According to the police report, on July 29, 2010, a PNP Team of Calbayog City Station led by PSupt Nestor Valenzuela together with PS1 Delfin Jaropojop, Jr., PS1 Antonio Cruda, SPO3 Genaro Nabual, SPO3 Gershon MOngas, SPO1 Inocentes Laure, SPO1 Crispin Singzon, PO3 Victor Dangco, Jr., PO2 Gerry Liray and PO1 Diomedes Aquiliño in coordination with PDEA-8 conducted a search in the premises of he residence of Renato Manota, Sr. situated at Old National Road, Purok 1, Barangay Trinidad, Calbayog City.

The search was conducted by virtue of search warrant number 01-10 dated July 29, 2010 issued by Executive Judge Reynaldo Clemens of RTC Branch 31.

The search resulted in the confiscation of three (3) pieces of suspected marijuana plants each measuring more or less fifteen (15) feet, twelve (12) feet and five (5) feet.

Also found was one (1) plastic pouch containing dried suspected marijuana leaves and two (2) pieces seed boxes with suspected marijuana seedlings.

The police also arrested one Renato Manota, Sr., alias Rene, 60 years old, married, retired ATO personnel and a resident of Old National Road, Purok 1, Barangay Trinidad.

A case for violation of Section 16, Article II of R.A. 9165 is now being prepared for immediate filing on court.  (with Ron Ricafort)