MANILA – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) confiscated more than PHP 5.9 billion worth of illegal drugs during police operations from November 10, 2020 to January 30, 2022.
Citing the latest data from Wednesday, NCRPO chief Major General Vicente Danao Jr. said a total of 24,684 suspects were arrested in 13,993 counter-drug operations in the region during the same period. .
These operations resulted in the seizure of approximately 863,911.24 grams of shabu with an estimated market value of PHP 5,874,596,499.14; approximately 585,796.78 grams of marijuana worth PHP 70,295,614; approximately 15,923 grams of ecstasy pills worth PHP 27,069,100; and 286.13 grams of cocaine worth PHP 1,516,489.
Danao stressed the importance of this campaign for maintaining peace and order in Metro Manila and acknowledged the efforts of the police personnel in continuing the government’s anti-narcotics campaign.
“The fight against illegal drugs is one of our priority campaigns since we have undoubtedly proven its interrelationship with the peace and order of a community. Indeed, we may be far from the drug-free community we are aiming for but with the unwavering effort of the NCRPO team, nothing is out of reach,” he said. (NAP)