IN A span of just one week, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has seized 85.5 grams of suspected shabu with estimated market value of P581, 800 at various barangays in the city.

BCPO records showed that from November 14 to 20 this year, five drug suspects have been arrested.

All of them were already charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, the police said.

For the same period, about nine persons with pending arrest warrants were arrested, including five most wanted persons and four other wanted persons charged with various offenses.

In its campaign against loose firearms and the continuous information drive on the Philippine National Police’s Oplan Katok Program, or annual verification of firearms, a small homemade firearm and an explosive were surrendered to BCPO.

In the campaign against all forms of illegal gambling, BCPO arrested three individuals for violation of Presidential Decree (PD) 1602 and PD 449.

The police also recovered a total of P76.00 bet money and illegal gambling paraphernalia.

BCPO Director Colonel Thomas Joseph Martir, in a statement, reminded the operating units to step up and continue to do more in the campaign against criminality.

In the coming Christmas holidays, the BCO director is constantly reminding the police personnel to never cease on monitoring illegal activities in Bacolod City and to prevent lawless elements of their nefarious acts.*