3 nabbed, P1.9M drugs seized in Iloilo raid

ILOILO. An anti-drug operation in Iloilo City seizes P1.9 million worth of illegal drugs and a firearm in Barangay Sto. Niño Norte on February 27, 2024.
ILOILO. An anti-drug operation in Iloilo City seizes P1.9 million worth of illegal drugs and a firearm in Barangay Sto. Niño Norte on February 27, 2024. Photo from RPDEU

THREE people were arrested and P1.9 million worth of illegal drugs and a firearm were seized in a raid in Barangay Sto. Niño Norte, Arevalo, Iloilo City on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

The Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (RPDEU), along with the City Drug Enforcement Unit, and Iloilo City Police Station 1 (ICPS 1) conducted the operation at 10:42 a.m.

The operation targeted three high-value individuals (HVI) identified as alias Ronald, 41; Rodalyn, 20; and Jhemmark, 27.

Photo from RPDEU

Over 280 grams of a substance believed to be shabu, worth P1.9 million, were seized during the operation.

Also confiscated were buy-bust money, a .38 revolver with three rounds of ammunition, proceeds from illegal drug sales, a cellular phone, and other non-drug items.

The arrested individuals were placed under the custody of ICPS 1. They will face charges for violating Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Police Brigadier General Jack Wanky, acting regional director of the Police Regional Office Western Visayas, commended the operating units for the successful operation.

“This accomplishment speaks to the dedication and collaborative efforts of our personnel on the ground. Let us continue to serve Western Visayas and do your share in our fight against illegal drugs,” Wanky said. (Leo Solinap)

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