Cops bag P3.6M worth of drugs

Last updated 01:32am (Mla time) 07/29/2007

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Police recovered some P3.6 million worth of illegal drugs and arrested 414 drug violators in antidrug operations conducted around the country in the third week of July.


PNP Directorate for Operations chief Director Wilfredo Garcia said 181 of those arrested were involved in dealing drugs, mostly shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride.


Garcia said that from July 14 to 20, a total of 25.3 grams of shabu, 5,664 grams of marijuana, 579 marijuana seedlings and 1556 full-grown marijuana plants were confiscated.


A total of 119 cases have been filed around the country in relation to the confiscated drugs.


Garcia said their intensified campaign against wanted persons and loose firearms resulted in the arrest of 99 persons.


The PNP confiscated 25 firearms, 19 of them high-powered, in separate police operations.


In the campaign against illegal gambling, the PNP arrested 58 persons in 67 antigambling operations. Alcuin Papa


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