POLICE confiscated a total of 31.197 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, with an estimated value of more than P90 million in a series of operations during the first two weeks of 2016.
According to a report from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), 99 percent of the confiscated illicit drugs were from three Chinese, who were nabbed in two separate buy-busts by the Regional Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Group.
The foreigners–Geng Qing Chuan, Xiangfan Yao and Gongli Li–were tagged as big-time drug peddlers in Metro Manila and were subjects of surveillance since late 2015.
Apart from the three Chinese, 129 drug traffickers were also put behind bars as NCRPO chief Director Joel Pagdilao ordered the police to step up anti-illegal drug operations this year.
Pagdilao said this accomplishment of the regional task group is just one of the efforts of the NCRPO to support the “Crime Fighting Operations” program of Philippine National Police (PNP) Director-General Ricardo Marquez.
He assured the public that the NCRPO is continuously strengthening its anti-criminality campaign, particularly on eradicating illegal drugs to promote peace and order in the NCR (National Capital Region or Metro Manila) especially during the May 2016 synchronized local and national elections.