Weeklong police ops in Bacolod net P1.76M in drugs, 19 arrested

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The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) anti-criminality operations resulted in the recovery of P1.76 million worth of illegal drugs and the arrest of 19 suspects in one week.

A BCPO accomplishment report said that 15 buy-bust operations were conducted from February 22 to 28, which led to the seizure of 258.977 grams of shabu worth P1.761 million.

The operations also led to the arrest of 19 persons, two high-value individuals and 17 street-level individuals. The suspects have been charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office.

In the campaign against wanted persons the BCPO arrested 13 suspects, while nine persons were nabbed for illegal gambling, during the same period.

For loose firearms, the police confiscated a .38 caliber revolver with three live ammunition and one fired cartridge.

Col. Manuel Placido, city police director, reiterated his reminder to unit commanders to exert more effort to effectively maintain peace and order in their areas of responsibility.*

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