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1st semester 2014: PRO1 police seize P459-M worth of illegal drugs

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- The Region 1 police seized more than P459 million worth of prohibited drugs for the first semester of 2014, the regional director reported recently.

Police Chief Superintendent Roman A. Felix, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) said the Police Regional Office 1’s intensified campaign against all forms of illegal drugs netted P459,661,948.53 worth of prohibited drugs which is much higher than what the police had confiscated during the same period last year which was only P52.7 million.

Felix said PRO1 scored highest in its drive against marijuana wherein  238,001 MJ plants, 500,001 seedlings, 293.73 kilograms of dried MJ and 10.24 kgs. of seeds were confiscated in various police operations all over the region.

Around 960.09 grams of shabu and 2,750 grams of other illegal drugs were also confiscated within the period. Based on records, the biggest number of illegal drugs were confiscated in Ilocos Sur.

Felix added that 326 cases were filed in court against 422 persons arrested in 217 buy-bust operations, 95 search warrants and raids, 35 checkpoint operations and two MJ eradications.

The regional director stressed that under his watch, massive anti-illegal drugs operations were implemented to ensure the reduction of supply and demand of illegal drugs especially marijuana.

“This accomplishment manifests the strong partnership and collaboration of the Region 1 police, local government units and the community to sustain a unified mission in eliminating illegal drugs in our region, as well as it sends a strong message against those behind this illegal activities,” Felix said. (Tawid News Team)