44% in drug watch list arrested in WV – PRO-6

first_imgThis translates to 1,554 arrested outof the 3,481 personalities in the watch list, said Lieutenant Colonel JoemMalong, PRO-6 spokesperson. ILOILO City – Various police unitsunder the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) arrested 44.23 percent of drugpersonalities in the latter’s drug watch list from Dec. 5, 2017 to Nov. 4 thisyear. She said 1,040 of the totalpersonalities on the list surrendered to the police while 21 died in policeoperations. “We are up on the watch list and wewant to bring that to zero,” said Malong. Bolivar, 41, of Pototan town, Iloilobecame the prime target of the regional office after the death of drug lordRichard Prevendido in September 2017. (PNA) The PRO-6, however, is still chasingafter Ernesto “Erning” Bolivar, the region’s top drug target. For the remaining weeks of the year,the PRO 6 vowed to go after high-value targets and those listed in the watchlist. “We have surpassed our achievementslast year in terms of shabu confiscation,” said Malong. Meanwhile, the cumulative worth ofshabu confiscations from the intensive anti-drugs operations that werere-launched on Dec. 5, 2017 to Nov. 4 this year totaled P478 million. The performance of the Western Visayaspolice from January to Nov. 4 this year led to P162-million worth of shabuconfiscation, Malong said. The Negros Occidental Police Officehad the most number of wanted drug personalities with 1, 725; Bacolod City with1, 033; and Iloilo City with 259.last_img read more

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