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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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553 linked to drugs neutralized

Supt. Rhea Santos, the only woman police chief in Negros Occidental, bested 30 male police chiefs in the province, in terms of neutralization of drug personalities in their areas, from January to July this year, police records show.

The Kabankalan City Police Station headed by Santos neutralized the peddling activities of 62 drug pushers in her area of operations, through their arrest, with San Carlos City Police Station commanded by Supt. Jacob Crisostomo next, with 57 drug peddlers neutralized, and the Silay City Police Station ranking third with 44 drug pushers arrested.

But the San Carlos City Police Station recorded the highest number of drug surrenderors, with 823, followed by Murcia Police Station with 800, and Cadiz City Police Station with 700.

In the same period, a total of 553 drug pushers were accounted for by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, while more than a kilo of shabu, as well as 10 kilos of dried marijuana leaves were recovered from the arrested suspects.

Four others had also been killed in anti-drug operations of the police.

The NOCPPO conducted 314 anti-drug operations in the same period, including 215 buy-bust operations.

Of the 11,005 surrenderors, 871 are drug pushers and 10,134 are users, NOCPPO records further showed.

Meanwhile, police raided on Monday the residence of Rami Dute, a tricycle driver, in Brgy. 2 poblacion, La Carlota City, by virtue of a search warrant issued by Judge Cyclamen Jison Fernandez.

The raid yielded drug paraphernalia with a shabu residue and a cellular phone, as well as the arrest of Dute, who is now in jail.

A farmer identified as Bernie Llamado Sr. was also arrested by the police on Aug. 29 in Brgy. Tampalon, Kabankalan City.

The raid on the house of Llamado, alias Torla, yielded a 22 caliber Colt Magnum revolver and six 7.62 ammunition.*GPB



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