The police campaign against the proliferation of prohibited drugs led to the seizure of about P1.2 million in suspected shabu yesterday from five arrested suspects in Brgy. Libacao, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.
The police in Himamaylan headed by Supt. Antonietto Canete and operatives of the Provincial Anti-Illegal Special Operations Task Group also recovered an improvised shotgun and ammunition.
Canete identified the suspects arrested during the buy-bust operation as Luis Felicisimo Limsiaco, alias Bongbong, Leo Lavaro Limsiaco, Jose Maria Limsiaco, Jessica Mediodia and Ian Nepales.
The 200 grams of suspected shabu with an estimated market value of P1.2 million have been forwarded to the PNP Crime Laboratory for examination, while the five arrested suspects are now locked up at the Himamaylan police jail.
Except for Mediodia, who is a resident of Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City, all the four others are residents of Himamaylan City.
The police also recovered assorted shabu paraphernalia, two digital weighing scales, P500 in marked money, and P1,000 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of prohibited drugs, during the buy-bust operation.
Last month, Canete and his men also recovered 30 grams of shabu, with market value estimated at P180,000 and a KG 9 Luger pistol with ammunition in Brgy. Saraet, Himamaylan City. However, the subject of the police operations identified as Charles Jason Javelosa, who ranks number one in the police watch list of drug personalities managed to escape.
Within six months in 2015, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office had confiscated P1.1 million worth of shabu, aside from its accomplishment this month, that has already reached more than P1.5 million, records show.*GPB
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