The Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) reported a successful week of anti-crime operations from January 22 to 28, 2024, resulting in the confiscation of P1.9 million worth of shabu and the arrest of 65 suspects, including 15 wanted persons.
According to BPPO Director PCol. Lorenzo Batuan, BPPO conducted 25 anti-illegal drug operations across the province, which led to the seizure of 287.52 grams of shabu with an estimated value of P1,995,136.00.
A total of 26 suspects were arrested for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Batuan said BPPO intensified its campaign against loose firearms, conducting 16 operations that yielded 16 expired or unlicensed firearms. Two suspects were arrested for violating the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.
Moreover, the BPPO cracked down on illegal gambling activities, conducting 17 operations that resulted in the arrest of 24 suspects and the confiscation of P5,525.00 bet money. The suspects will face charges for violating Presidential Decree 1602, which prescribes stiffer penalties for illegal gambling.
Batuan also lauded the efforts of the BPPO personnel in tracking down and arresting 15 wanted persons, 13 of whom were ordinary wanted persons and two were most wanted persons. The wanted persons were facing various criminal charges, such as murder, rape, robbery, theft, and estafa.
Batuan said BPPO will continue to implement its anti-crime programs and operations to maintain peace and order in the province.
He urged the public to cooperate and support the police in their efforts to fight crime and illegal drugs.