ALMOST P1.5 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated and 47 drug suspects were arrested in drug operations in the cities of Talisay and Danao in Cebu on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

The recent haul by police personnel from the cities of Talisay and Danao was made during the implementation of the Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operation (Sacleo) on Saturday.

In Talisay City, anti-narcotics operatives led by Lt. Col. Randy Caballes were able to recover around 235 grams of suspected shabu worth P1.5 million from several operations they conducted in the city.

They also arrested six drug suspects, 13 illegal gamblers, four men with pending warrants and 20 traffic violators. The arrested suspects are set to be charged within the week.

In Danao City, local police led by Col. Fortunato Ecleo Jr. were able to confiscate around 14.68 grams of shabu worth P99,824.

Ecleo and his personnel were also able to arrest four drug suspects.

CMSgt. Reynante Manulat, chief investigator of Danao City Police Station, said the arrest of the drug suspects pushed through because of the information they had received from the community.

During their operations, the four individuals were arrested in their houses. They were Dante Matuto, 36, of Barangay Guinsay, Adrian Matugas, 27, of Barangay Ibo, Tricia Marie Tugade, 26, of Barangay Looc and Imac Jones Hermoso Manto, 32, of Barangay Tuburan Sur.

The arrested individuals will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.