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Dumaguete City, Philippines Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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Cops seize P1-million
in ‘shabu' in January

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental seized almost one million pesos worth of suspected shabu from various anti-illegal drugs operations across the province as of Jan. 29.

Senior Insp. Ryan Jay Orapa, head of the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said 56 anti-illegal drugs operations were conducted province-wide during the period.

The suspected shabu confiscated totaled 68.61 grams, with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P809,598, he added.

Also confiscated were 200 grams of suspected marijuana, with an estimated DDB value of P1,100.

The police also arrested 62 people and filed 56 cases for the period covered, Orapa said.

Highlighting the anti-illegal drugs operations in Negros Oriental last month was a one-day massive campaign Jan. 25, when the police netted more than half a million pesos worth of suspected shabu and arrested more than 20 people.

The intensified operations came following an order by Negros Island Region 18 police regional director, Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, to sustain the operations against illegal drugs.*JFP


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