P.4-M shabu hauled; 21,358 surrenderees

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P.4-M shabu hauled; 21,358 surrenderees

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Drug haul in the city alone already reached almost half-a-million peso worth of shabu from the police operations conducted during the first half of this year while the total number of surrenderees reached to 21,358 as of yesterday.

The number of drug personalities who surrendered to authorities continue to increase each day as every municipality is given until tomorrow to update their figures recorded at Camp Dagohoy. The latest count yielded 20,554 users and 804 pushers in the entire province, the breakdown per municipality will be released tomorrow.

With these figures released yesterday, the province could easily stand as one of the provinces with the most number of drug personalities who have surrendered to the authorities.
The city anti-illegal drugs special operations task group reported the confiscation of a total of 265.28 grams of shabu with estimated value of P424,448 at P1,600 per gram from different operations conducted since the month of January this year or in a period of 6 and a half months only.

This was according to SPO2 Celso Orapa, the PNCO officer of Tagbilaran City Police Station operations section.

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This covers drug hauls from 20 operations conducted through the intelligence section of the city police.

During those operations, 50 persons had been arrested and had been charged in court, including a minor.

While the city police had already closed the deadline on July 15 for Oplan Tokhang, the aggressive operations against drug personalities will continue.

13 CHIEFS FACE

TRANSFER

No less than 13 chiefs of police in the various towns will be transferred to new assignments momentarily.

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The transfer will be effected by the provincial PNP command after they were noted to be less aggressive in their campaign against drugs and other forms of criminality.

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Police Superintendent Ricky Delelis, public information officer of the Bohol Police Provincial Office, however, did not divulge the names of the concerned chiefs of police since the higher office of the PNP did not also relayed confirmed the names yet.

In the recent rounds of anti-illegal drugs campaign, the Provincial Public Safety Company-Special Weapons and Tactics team arrested a suspected drug pusher known in Duero during a buy-bust operation at around 9:25 p.m. of July 19 inside Caballo Boarding House along Ma. Clara St. in Tagbilaran City.

The PPSC team caught the suspected drug pusher, identified as one  Joseph Norris Loyota- -also known as “Brox”- -handing a sachet of shabu to the poseur-buyer for P300.

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Loyota, a 32-year-old resident of barangay Laya in Baclayon, also yielded four more sachets of shabu and some drug paraphernalia when frisked by the police team.

The PPSC-SWAT team, led by Police Supt. Nicomedes Olaivar Jr., also arrested two women and seven other men caught having a pot session inside a room of the boarding house where Loyota was staying.

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Olaivar identified the other arrested persons as Mea Madelle Cabite Jala, 29, single and a resident of Lamdagan St. in Tagbilaran City; Ivy Paparon Dominguez, 45, married and a resident of Carnava Drive, near Tamblot St., Tagbilaran City; Zakary Caballo Tubo, 18, a resident of Ma. Clara St.; Rex Lim Echeverria, 28, resident of dalan J.A. Clarin St., Tagbilaran City; Anthony Baccorro Estoque, 30, married and resident of sitio Lanao of barangay Dao, Tagbilaran City; Melvin Bumaat Costan, 40, married and resident of Sikatuna Extension, Tagbilaran City; Jhon Paul Penales Palma, 33, from West Poblacion, Alburquerque; Ronald Liwagon Talictic, 33, married, from Tamblot St.; and Dennis Rollorata Oñes, 28, married, from barangay Songculan, Dauis.

Olaivar estimated the confiscated packs of shabu to weigh 3 grams with estimated value of P5,000.

Meanwhile, Jagna chief of police, Police Chief Inspector Almirante Bacayo, confirmed that he got hold of information that some barangay officials and barangay tanods in their town have been involved in the illegal drugs trade.

Without mentioning names, Bacayo said at least five barangay kagawads and five barangay tanods had surrendered and confessed under Oplan Tokhang that they had been using drugs.

There are already 1,021 drug personalities in Jagna who had voluntarily yielded themselves to the police under the Oplan Tokhang.

Of the number, 45 were minors who were drug users coming from different barangays.

In line with this, Jagna officials organized a fun run today where the Oplan Tokhang surrenderees will assemble at the Jagna Insular Plaza.

On the other hand, all the 24 police officers and four non-uniform personnel of Jagna Police Station passed the surprise drug test implemented by the Bohol PNP Crime Laboratory last week.

On the hand, DILG Provincial Director Ma. Louisella Lucino welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to investigate the utilization of the intelligence fund of the local chief executives.

Lucino explained the DILG-Bohol only receives the reports submitted by local chief executives on the programs where the intelligence funds had been allocated.

For intelligence funds not exceeding three percent, it is the peace and order councils of either the city, municipality or the province- -as the case may be- -that will approve such allocation through a resolution; the DILG only approves intelligence funds that exceed 30 percent of the general funds of the local government units, she added.

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