SINCE the start of the year, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has seized over P1.15 million worth illegal drugs, according to its police chief.
Senior Superintendent Flynn Dongbo, acting director of the BCPO, reported on Wednesday, April 13, that operatives confiscated a total of 192.143 grams of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and 23.413 grams of marijuana with a total estimated market value of P1,153,677.46 from January to April 12.
The 47 operations led to the arrest of 87 suspects in different areas of the city.
The bulk of the seizures and arrests occurred in January, with 27 arrests and 107.168 grams of shabu confiscated with an estimated market value of P643,008. In February and March, 52 suspects were arrested and 22 grams of shabu were seized, with an estimated market value of P490,000.
From April 1 to 12, eight persons were arrested while 2.306 grams of shabu were confiscated.
Dongbo said that majority of the barangays in Bacolod City are now considered drug-affected.
He said police have intensified their operations to reduce the supply and demand of illegal drugs in the city.
Dongbo also ordered the City Anti-Illegal drugs Special Operations Task Group to intensify its intelligence monitoring to neutralize drug pushers in the city.