PDEA, ZAMBO COPS SCORE P17-M ‘SHABU’ HAUL IN JANUARY
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Zamboanga City Police Office seized some PHP17 million worth of suspected shabu in separate anti-drug campaign in January in Zamboanga City. (Photo by Ely E. Dumaboc)
ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local police have netted some PHP17 million worth of illegal drugs in the anti-drug campaign in this city for January, a PDEA official said Friday.
Lawyer Jacqueline de Guzman, PDEA 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) director, said they have so far confiscated a total of 2.5 kg. of suspected shabu worth PHP17 million in separate anti-drug operations here.
De Guzman said of the total, 1.5 kg. of suspected shabu were confiscated by PDEA and the remaining 1 kg. by the different police units of the Zamboanga City Police.
She said among the drug personalities arrested were high-value target suspects, newly-identified drug pushers, even policemen and former police officers, as well as soldiers, most of whom had already gone on absence without official leave (AWOL).
She vowed that PDEA will continue to strengthen the anti-drug campaign in coordination with the other law enforcement agencies. (PNA)
Photo by Ely E. Dumaboc/PNA