P1-M seized; 12 nabbed in Caraga

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AT LEAST P1 million worth of illegal drugs was seized and 12 drug suspects, including a young girl, were arrested during separate operations in Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands over the weekend. Chief Insp. Charity Galvez, Caraga Regional Police Office spokeswoman, said Ponciano Sila of Taganaan town in Surigao del Norte and Connan Bruce Veyra of Dinagat town, both No.1 on the drugs watch list in their respective areas, were arrested. Seized from the suspects were 82.5 grams of shabu estimated at P973,000. Also arrested in Butuan City on Friday were Jonathan Alivio, Ruel Piloton, Erica Madera, Rodulfo Madamba and his wife Lydia, Ases Mala, Roland Daprosa and a minor female suspect. In Santa Monica town, Surigao del Norte, nabbed were Angelito Pobe and Lonito Escabal, No. 8 on the town’s drug watch list. Galvez said a total of 11 persons were killed and 265 drug suspects were arrested with over P36 million worth of drugs seized since the implementation of “Project Double Barrel” in the region on July 1.

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