By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Bacolod City Police Office’s City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) has seized a total of P56 million worth of shabu since January of this year.
CDEU head, Captain Joven Mogato said they seized a total of eight kilograms of shabu from numerous drug buy-bust operations that resulted in the arrest of 41 individuals.
Mogato said the majority of drug suspects arrested were tagged as “new players” in the illegal drug trade.
Only a few were members of drug groups.
The confiscated illegal drugs were turned over to the crime laboratory for investigation and safekeeping, and will be used as evidence for the filing of appropriate criminal charges against the suspects.
The CDEU expects that the quantity of seized illegal drugs in Bacolod and Negros Occidental may increase before this year ends./DGB, WDJ