P200K shabu seized, 13 drug suspects, 4 wanted persons, 5 gamblers arrested

Camp General Alejo S Santos, City of Malolos —- Twenty-two lawbreakers were nabbed in the different anti-criminality operations conducted by Bulacan PNP on Monday and Tuesday.

According to the reports received by PCol Relly Arnedo, Provincial Director of Bulacan PNP, in Calumpit, a total of nineteen sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated weight of twenty-five grams and an estimated drug price value of one hundred seventy thousand pesos (PhP 170,000.00) and buy-bust money were seized in an anti-illegal drug operation conducted by personnel of Calumpit MPS that resulted in the arrest of two illegal drug dealers that transpired in Purok 1, Brgy. Iba Este, Calumpit, Bulacan, at about 2:30 in the morning of February 20, 2024.

In addition, a total of eleven drug personalities were arrested in a series of anti-illegal drugs operations conducted by the Station Drug Enforcement Unit of Malolos and Baliwag CPS, San Rafael, Bocaue, and Balagtas MPS. Confiscated evidence included a total of thirty-three sachets of suspected shabu, with an estimated weight of 7.6 grams and an estimated drug price value of fifty-one thousand six hundred eighty pesos (Php 51,680.00) and buy-bust money.

The arrested suspects and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Bulacan Provincial Forensic Unit (PFU) for appropriate examination, while criminal complaints for violations of R.A. 9165 against the suspects is now being prepared for filing in court.

Meanwhile, four persons wanted by law were arrested in a series of manhunt operations conducted by the tracker teams of joint operatives of San Jose Del Monte CPS and RMFB 3, joint operatives of Bulacan 1st PMFC, Bocaue MPS and RMFB 3, Hagonoy, and Plaridel MPS.

On the other hand, personnel of Marilao MPS conducted an illegal gambling operation that resulted in the arrest of five illegal gamblers who were caught in the act of playing an illegal card game (pusoy) that transpired in Brgy. Lambakin, Marilao Bulacan, at about 12:45 in the morning of February 20, 2024. Confiscated from the arrested suspect were one set of playing cards and bet money in different denominations.

All accused are presently under the custody of the arresting unit/station for proper disposition.