BCPO nets P37.6M in drugs in 11 months

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY GLAZYL Y. MASCULINO

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.*

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