P1.8-M meth, marijuana seized in Calabarzon
LUCENA CITY – Anti-narcotics police operatives in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) arrested 31 suspects and seized P1.8 million worth of illegal drugs in 24-hour operations across the region on Thursday and Friday (Oct. 13 and 14).
In a report, the Region 4A police information office said the arrested suspects include four “high-value individuals” (HVI) and three “street-level” drug pushers.
The drug operations, from 6 a.m. on Thursday to 6 a.m. on Friday, yielded 66.79 grams of “shabu” (crystal meth) and 11.01 kilos of marijuana with a total estimated Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of P1,879,827.
On Thursday night, anti-illegal drug operatives busted Maria Victoria Perito, an HVI, in a sting operation in Barangay San Roque in Antipolo City, Rizal.
Authorities seized 11 kilos of marijuana bricks with a DDB value of P1.3 million.
Suspect Rodel Burgos, another HVI, was also nabbed at Barangay Parian in Calamba City, Laguna, also on Thursday.
The suspect yielded 50 grams of shabu with a DDB value of P345,000.
Members of the police drug enforcement unit in Cardona, Rizal likewise busted John Vincent Villarin and Neolan Belleza in Barangay Looc at around 11 p.m. on Thursday.
Seized from them were four sachets of meth weighing 13.99 grams worth P95,132.
Brig. Gen. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr., Police Regional 4A chief, commended the policemen behind the successful anti-illegal drug operations.
“I enjoin all our personnel to keep the momentum in the various programs and operations in our campaign against illegal drugs and other anti-crime efforts,” Nartatez said in a statement. INQ
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