N. Mindanao PNP nets P9.5M drugs, 887 suspects

The Police Regional Office 10 (PRO-10) here has seized 1.8 kilograms of “shabu” (Methamphetamine hydrochloride) and 2.9 kilograms of marijuana from January to March this year in the area.

Superintendent Lemuel Gonda, PRO-10 spokesperson, said Tuesday the illegal drugs have an estimated street value of P9.5 million.

He said the illegal items were seized during 608 region-wide police operations, of which 192 were carried out in the regional capital of Cagayan de Oro City, 105 in Iligan City, 103 in Bukidnon, 94 in Lanao Del Norte, 77 in Misamis Oriental, 51 in Misamis Occidental and six in the island-province of Camiguin.

Gonda said the operations netted 887 arrests, with Cagayan de Oro City topping the list with 292. There were 148 arrests in Iligan City, 143 in Bukidnon, 141 in Lanao Del Norte, 85 in Misamis Oriental, 71 in Misamis Occidental and six in Camiguin Island.

Gonda said 931 cases were filed in court against the arrested persons, adding that 88 self-confessed drug users and eight drug pushers had voluntarily surrendered during the period.

He said the police visited 8,449 new households during the first quarter in line with the campaign against illegal drugs. (PNA)