Police nab 134 drug suspects, seize more than a kilo shabu

THE Police Regional Office Central Visayas has intensified its anti-illegal drug operations with the approach of the Sinulog seaborne procession and solemn procession on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, and the Sinulog Grand Parade and Ritual Showdown on Sunday, Jan. 15.

The highly anticipated events are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Cebu, particularly Cebu City.

From Jan. 1 to 7, it conducted 124 buy-bust operations that resulted in the arrest of 134 drug personalities, and confiscated 1,238.59 grams of shabu with a standard drug price of P8,422,412.

Police authorities also conducted 125 anti-illegal gambling operations that resulted in the arrest of 311 persons and the confiscation of P66,000 believed to be proceeds from illegal gambling.

As part of the Philippine National Police’s Oplan Katok program, they seized 126 unlicensed firearms and six explosives and arrested 14 persons.

They also arrested 12 most wanted persons and 113 wanted persons across Central Visayas. (AYB / IRT / PJB)