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Dumaguete City, Philippines Monday, July 4, 2016
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P9.46 million in shabu seized

The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office reported the seizure of 946.89 grams of shabu, with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P9.46 million, since January 12 when Senior Supt. Harris Fama assumed as its director.

The accomplishment also included 192 police operations, arrest of 222 suspected pushers and users, filing of 336 cases in courts, and the confiscation of marijuana weighing about 5.49 grams, a police report furnished the Daily STAR showed.

It added that from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Saturday, two persons in Guihulngan City and three in Bayawan were nabbed by the respective police stations for drug offenses. One suspect was neutralized by the Dumaguete City Police Station, and 122 suspected users and pushers voluntary surrendered, the police report said.

Meanwhile, police in Bacong, Negros Oriental reported the death of Jerimiah Castillo Rapols, 28, of Barangay Sacsac in the town, at about 5:12 p.m. Friday.

Initial investigation showed that a concerned citizen called up the Bacong PNP about a shooting incident that transpired in Brgy. Sacsac, and when the policemen responded, they found the victim on the ground bathed in his own blood. Senior Police Officer 2 Allan Solamillo and municipal ambulance driver Elvic Benales rushed the victim to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital but he was declared dead on arrival at about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The police said Rapols was in the drugs watch list of the station.

Fama also led the planting of more than 300 seedlings of “Bakawan Bato” at the boundaries of the NORPPO headquarters in Camp Francisco Fernandez Jr. in Barangay Agan-an, Sibulan, at 3 p.m. Friday.

Fama said he named the seedling in honor of PNP chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, who assumed as head of the Philippine National Police that same day, and to manifest NORPPO's all-out support to him.*CGC


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