TAGBILARAN CITY Police has accounted PhP10,015,840 (million) wirth of illegal drugs seized by operative as of August 2014 since August 15, 2013, the time when provincial director Col. Dennis Agustin assumed office,PSupt Gil del Prado said in his report during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting yesterday. This came as the police authorities admitted that illegal drugs trade and abuse has greatly affected the peace and order situation in the province, Del Prado told the PPOC meeting presided over by Gov. Edgar Chatto. But Del Prado said despite this, the police are still committed to go against those engaged in prohibited substances with the cooperation with the loal officials and the people to make this Bohol a peaceful one.
The police said that it conducted a total of 242 ka operations as part of the drive against illegal drugs trade. It confiscated a total of 8,488 gram of shabu and 139.75 gram of marijuana within this period (August 2013-aug. 2014). During August 2014, a total of 50 operations were launched with 5 suspects. A total of 89 cases have been filed in court. But the report did not mention how many cases were dismissed or how any are convicted during the same period. As part of its accomplishement report, Del Prado said that a total of 45 died that translates to 5.6 died every month or one is killed every six days during the said period due to crimes and illegal drugs. There were 75 incidents that caused 34 injured caused by crimes during the same period and 24 cases filed court while 52 cases still are under investigation, the police said. In the campaign against illegal gambling, the police said that a total of PhP2,513,000 (million) worth of bet money,
especially swertres were seized during the month (August). It also impounded a unit of motorcycle believed used in illegal swertres two cell phones paraphernalia. There were 14 apprehended allegedly involved in the illegal gambling as six (6) cases were file din court as a result of the six (6) operations.
In addition, the police seized a total of 18 unlicensed firearms , 10 of these are high-powerd and 8, low-powered pnes, Del Prado said. There were eight (8) persons possessing these firearms without license, facing nine (9) cases file din court, the police said.