33 pushers collared in 2019
The Baguio City Police Office conducted 31 operations on the neutralization of drug personalities in the city from October to December last year with 33 drug pushers and six users arrested during the period.
Lt/Col. Max Sumeg-ang, who represented BCPO Director Allan Rae Co, made the report during the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) meeting Tuesday conducted by the City Mayor’s Office-Special Services Division at the BCPO multipurpose hall.
Sumeg-ang said of the 31 anti-illegal drug operations, 19 were buy-busts; checkpoints, two; recovery/discovery of illegal drugs, one; interdiction, one; police responses, three; and five for service of warrants of arrest.
A total of P2,768,000 of illegal drugs (shabu, P668,000; marijuana, P2,100,000) were seized during the the three-month period.
The Cadac, chaired by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, is a coordinating body mandated to look into and reconcile all the anti-drug abuse interventions of government agencies, the local government, and private sector to formulate a holistic approach in curbing the proliferation of illegal drugs in the city that pose a serious threat to the youth’s future. – Gaby Keith