By Roselle A. Aquino
Camp BGen Vicente P Lim, Calamba City – Police Regional Office CALABARZON has confiscated P1.8 million worth of illegal drugs in the last 24 hours as part of its daily operations regionwide.
Regional Director, BGen. Jose Melencio Nartatez, Jr said that shabu and marijuana were seized by police anti-drug units in 24 separate operations done in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 4A.
A total of 31 suspects were arrested including 4 high value individuals (HVI) that netted 66.79 grams of shabu and 11.01 kg. of marijuana.
Confiscated from suspect Maria Victoria Perito were 11 kg. of marijuana bricks amounting to P1.3 million at Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal.
In Brgy. Parian, Calamba City, Laguna, HVI Rodel Burgos was arrested in possession of more or less 50 grams of shabu.
In the nearby province of Rizal particularly in Looc, Cardona, Rizal, two drug peddlers were arrested identified as John Vincent Villaran and Neolan Belleza Cardona which yielded 13.99 grams of shabu valued at P95,132.
“This is the result of our continuous and intensified campaign against illegal drugs which I have always reiterated in line with my 7-Point Agenda since my assumption of office as the Regional Director of PRO CALABARZON,” said Nartatez.
“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. Let us also engage our communities through our KASIMBAYANAN project to draw support from the people and cooperate with us in our objectives towards tranquility and progress in CALABARZON region,” Nartatez added.