Police seize P4.4-M worth of illegal drugs in 3 different regions

Police seize P4.4-M worth of illegal drugs in 3 different regions

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — Authorities seized at least one million pesos (P1-M) worth of crystal meth (shabu) last Thursday aside from confiscating P3.4-million worth of Marijuana products in a series of police operations in Luzon and Visayas.

In Santol, La Union, police discovered and destroyed on-site some P2.6 million worth of dried fully grown Marijuana plants, fruiting tops, stalks, and seedlings in a clandestine Cannabis farm in Sitio Sagingsing, Brgy. Sapdaan, Santol, La Union.

Police operatives from the 1st La Union Provincial Mobile Force Company and Santol Municipal Police Station, Provincial Intelligence Unit, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, and PDEA Regional Office-1 uprooted some 10,000 fully grown Marijuana plants during the operation

Meanwhile, in Iloilo City, four drug suspects were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Village 2, Anaros Subd., Brgy. Calajunan, Mandurriao.

The arresting officers confiscated 33 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing approximately 150 grams estimated to be worth P1,020,000.

Also confiscated was a caliber .22 pistol with 13 live ammunition from the suspects.

In Toledo City, Cebu, a police team from the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company of Cebu Police Provincial Office destroyed some 2,000 fully grown Marijuana plants estimated to be worth P800,000. These were destroyed on-site at Sitio Hikapon, Brgy. Gen. Climaco, Toledo City, Cebu.

The police team arrested two suspected Marijuana cultivators.

“Tulong-tulong tayo sa pagpigil ng mga illegal na pagpapalaganap ng Marijuana sa bansa. The nabbed individuals will be facing charges for Republic Act 9165. We are serious in our campaign and we enjoin the communities to carry the shared responsibility of informing us about these illegal acts,” PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said. (ai/mtvn)

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