74 drug suspects nabbed since July 1 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 July 2016 11:55

A total of 74 persons have been arrested in Zamboanga City from July 1 to the present in connection with the nationwide campaign against illegal drugs, police said Friday.

Sr. Insp. Helen Galvez, City Police Office information officer, disclosed that the 74 suspects were arrested in 44 separate drug bust operations carried out by the different police stations.

Galvez said that a total of 250 sachets of shabu weighing 8.793 grams were seized from the suspects.

She said that 42 cases have been filed in court against those arrested.

Meanwhile, from January to June, Galvez reported that 339 persons were arrested and 324.6776 grams of shabu were confiscated.

Two hundred twenty seven cases have been filed in court.

On the other hand, the police also announced that as of midnight,July 22, 5,346 persons involved in illegal drugs turned themselves to authorities.

Out of 5,346, 196 are pushers and 5,150 users and a total of 3,053 houses were visited by the police as part of Oplan Tokhang. – Dan Toribio