By Connie Calipay

(Infographic from the Facebook page of PRO5 Regional Director Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon)  

LEGAZPI CITY – Some PHP5.6 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in weeklong anti-drug operations in the Bicol region from May 6 to 12.

In a report on Monday, Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon, Police Regional Office-Bicol (PRO5) chief, said different stations and units conducted 25 anti-drug operations during the period.

Seized were 833.37 grams of shabu and 25.55 grams of marijuana from 31 arrested drug suspects.

Dizon said among the operations, one notable arrest was that of alias “Kaloy”, 32, a high-value individual of Barangay Pawa, Tabaco City in Albay province.

“During the buy-bust operation, he was found in possession of approximately 418.525 grams of shabu with an estimated value of PHP2.8 million,” he said.

“Kaloy” is facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, and is currently detained at Tabaco police station for proper disposition.

Dizon said the PRO5 remains steadfast in its partnership with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in pursuing and apprehending those involved in drug-related activities to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. (PNA)