BCPO nets P37.6M in drugs in 11 months
THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has seized an estimated P37,629,526.74 worth of illegal drugs from January to November this year.
Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, acting BCPO director, during a press briefing at the headquarters yesterday, said 2,504.089 grams of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth P37,561,335 were recovered while 296.4857 grams of marijuana amounting to P68,191.74 were confiscated in 11 months.
Ebreo reported there were 615 apprehensions from the 397 operations conducted by different units and police stations in the campaign against narcotics.
Of the total number of arrested persons, 46 were high-value targets, 54 were street-level targets, and 515 were newly-identified drug personalities.
A total of 1,040 cases were filed.
Ebreo said the city police force continues to hunt down drug personalities to address the problem on illegal drugs.
He said they are also continuously monitoring some barangay officials tagged in the illegal drug trade, but he refused to elaborate further as the validation is ongoing.
Meanwhile, Ebreo also lauded the efforts of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) which led the buy-bust operation against 38-year-old Mylane Khate Arroz in Barangay Mansilingan Wednesday night.
Arroz’s apprehension resulted in the recovery of P3 million worth of suspected shabu. She is a newly-identified drug personality.
Meanwhile, John Clifford Agramon, Esther Marie Escaro, and a minor were arrested in a drug bust at Barangay Villamonte Wednesday after police seized from them four sachets of suspected shabu worth P31,000, the P500 marked money, and drug paraphernalia. The two suspects are detained at Police Station 4 while the minor was turned over to the Social Development Center for proper custody.
The following day, Angelica Cireneo was collared in a buy-bust at Barangay Banago after she allegedly yielded eight sachets of suspected shabu worth P4,000. She is detained at Police Station 3.
Also arrested in a drug bust yesterday at Barangay Sum-ag was Danny Caraat, 45, a newly-identified drug personality of the said village.
Police recovered from him five sachets of suspected shabu worth P9,000, and the P500 marked money. He is detained at Police Station 9.*