ORMOC CITY-A courier service company in Hilongos, Leyte reported to the local police a parcel containing dried leaves suspected to be marijuana.

Hilongos chief of police, Lt Edwin Villarino, in his report to the regional office of the Philippine National Police based in Palo, Leyte, stated that a certain Tristan Gio Lorica, an employee of the J&T employee, personally came to their office about 11: 30 am and reported that of the parcel containing suspicious dried marijuana leaves.

The parcel reportedly came from a sender was from Tanza, Cavite sent to a recipient with addressed at Poblacion Central Brgy, Hilongos.

The local police immediately proceeded to J&T Delivery Hub to verify the said information in coordination with the regional office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency together with Regional Special Enforcement Team.

Lt. Villarino said that the suspected marijuana leaves covered with a t-shirt and cellophane weighing 250 grams and with an estimated street value of P30,000 were inside the parcel.
A thorough investigation is being conducted by the local police about the recovered parcel and the identity of the alleged recipient. (ROBERT DEJON)