Close to P3-million worth of shabu were seized in two separate anti-illegal drug operations in Laguna and Negros Oriental.

The first operation was in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental wherein suspect Jemar Casalta was arrested.

Elements from the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, Provincial Intelligence Unit and Sibulan Municipal Police Station, with the RDEU 7 and RIU collaborated to launch the operation.

P1,584,400 worth of illegal drugs were seized during the said operation.

Meanwhile, another major accomplishment against illegal drugs was reported in Calamba, Laguna.

On August 9, the buy-bust operation was conducted that resulted to the apprehension of identified key players in illegal drug trade – Mirsuari Darang Jr. and Makikarim Sabuyogan.

Authorities confiscated P1,122,000.00 of shabu.

“These are important police operations yielding millions worth of illegal drugs. Our fight against criminality will surely go a long way because of the dedication shown by our personnel,” PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said.

SMUGGLED CIGARETTES

Aside from illegal drugs, police authorities are also in the look out against illegal smugglers.

On Tuesday, the Regional Special Operating Unit 9, the Zamboanga City Police and members of the Bureau of Customs intercepted a green boat moving from the seas of Mampang towards Asinan, Kasanyangan.

The boat was loaded with 30 cases of Astro smuggled cigarettes with an estimated value of P1,050,000.00.

Arrested suspects were Victor Hasan and Lisang Junaidi. Appropriate charges will be filed against the two suspects.

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