Negros Occidental cops seize P13.47M drugs in 2015
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – Cops in Negros Occidental seized P13.47 million worth of illegal drugs in 2015, an increase of almost 300% compared to P5.17 million the previous year.
A local police report shows that a total of 2,241.83 grams of shabu and a thousand grams of marijuana were confiscated from January to December last year.
The quantity of shabu and marijuana were estimated to be worth P13,450,986 and P20,000, respectively.
At least 403 drug operations led to the arrest of 641 suspects. It showed a marked increase from 226 operations and 302 arrests the previous year.
The biggest drug haul was made in Kabankalan City on August 1, where they found illegal drugs worth P6 million.
A total of 842 cases were filed in court in 2015, which also increased compared to 374 cases filed the previous year.
“This is our number one thrust. We will continue to focus our operations against dangerous drug personalities (inthe province),” said Senior Supt. Samuel Nacion, NOPPO officer-in-charge.
Nacion said they are determined to catch “big targets.”
In the campaign against loose firearms, the police report shows that at least 267 firearms were recovered in 2015.
Up to 162 people were also arrested in 84 operations against illegal gambling. Up to 131 cases were filed in the court while 201 persons were apprehended in 126 operations. – Rappler.com