THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has arrested 37 drug personalities and seized about P1 million worth of "shabu" in January.

BCPO records showed that from 35 drug busts conducted, they seized 147.0788 grams of shabu with an estimated market value of P1,000,135.84.

Of the 37 drug personalities arrested, one of them was identified as a high-value individual, 34 of them were street-level individuals, and two were newly identified drug personalities in Bacolod City.

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

For the same period, about 64 persons with pending arrest warrants were arrested, including 17 most wanted persons and 47 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, it seized one homemade firearm.

A total of nine homemade firearms and five short firearms were also surrendered to BCPO.

In the campaign against all forms of illegal gambling, the local police conducted a total of 58 operations against violation of Presidential Decree (PD) 1602 and PD 449 that led to the arrest of 60 individuals.

The police also recovered a total of P6,550 bet money while 17 cases were filed in courts against the violators.

BCPO Director Colonel Thomas Joseph Martir, in a statement, also lauded the operating units and its personnel for doing an excellent job against all forms of criminality.

Martir said they will continue to give the Bacolodnons a safe and peaceful place to live.

"As the BCPO is preparing for its different activities for the month of February, relentless operations against all forms of illegal activities will continue and the public is encouraged to do their share in the peacekeeping campaign of the government," he said.