CPPO: P20 million 'shabu' seized, 109 persons arrested in anti-criminality operations

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THE Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) seized more than P20 million worth of illegal drugs and arrested 109 persons involved in various criminal activities during its week-long anti-criminality operations from June 13 to 19, 2022.

Twenty-six of those arrested were drugs personalities, 27 were wanted persons, 54 were caught for illegal gambling and two for possession of illegal firearms.

In its campaign against illegal drugs, 26 personalities were arrested and 3.042 kilos of shabu with a street value of P20,685,736 were consfiscated.

Among the drug personalities arrested was Lyndon Ylanan Rongasan, a high value target, for having in his possession 3,000 grams of suspected shabu on June 18, 2022 in Talisay City.

In its campaign against wanted persons, 27 were arrested including Nelson Sunit Raga, the top 5 most wanted person in Carcar City.

In its anti-illegal gambling operations, 54 persons were arrested and a bet money worth P6,157 were seized.

In its campaign against loose firearms, two persons were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms, while one firearm with expired license was surrendered for safekeeping.

“CPPO remains relentless in its fight against illegal drugs and other various criminal activities to ensure the safety and security of all Cebuanos and at the same time maintain the peace and order situation of Cebu Province, basically with the help of the local government unit and the community,” said CPPO officer-in-charge Colonel Elmer Lim.

Lim delivered a message during the CPPO flag-raising ceremony and awarding of PNP personnel and police stations who have done great contributions in their fight against all forms of criminalities.

The newly-designated head of CPPO said he would depend on the support of his colleagues as they can contribute so much for the success of the PNP organization.

His predecessor, Colonel Engelbert Soriano, has been ordered relieved by the Philippine National Police “for career advancement” on June 12, 2022. (GDC, TPT)

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