first_imgThis has been observed especially indrug-affected villages of Banago, 1, 2 and 3, which have been the focus ofintensified “tokhang” operations, resulting in the surrender of several drugpersonalities. Colonel Henry Biñas, city policedirector, said compared to the past few months, the market value of illegaldrugs recovered by the operatives is no longer that much in recent weeks. On Feb. 14, the CDEU personnel arrestedhigh-value individual Rogelio Panonce, 41, in Purok Mahimulaton, BarangayBanago. Operatives seized from the suspect P360,000 worth of shabu. “But then again, they (distributors)could still be waiting (for the supply) because the source is not in Bacolod,”he added. At 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday, operatives ofCDEU arrested Zander Son Lumbo, a newly-identified drug personality, in abuy-bust at Bakyas, Barangay Mansilingan. Aside from these areas, the city policeis also zeroing in on Barangay Vista Alegre, where the city governmentrelocation sites are located, since several drug suspects had been arrested inprevious buy-bust operations in the area. “I requested the village chiefs to helpus clear their barangays, which are the center of illegal drug transactions,”Biñas said. Bacolod City Police Office chief Colonel Henry Biñas says the market value of illegal drugs recovered by the operatives is no longer that much in recent weeks compared to the past few months. BCPO “It’s unlike before when we havemonitored the entry of a kilo or half kilo of shabu for distribution. We hopeto sustain this in our focused barangays. Our operatives continue to monitorthese illegal drug activities,” Biñas said. “Before, we were able to confiscatemillions worth of shabu, now the biggest is (Barangay) Banago, P300,000. Ourpolice stations seize drugs only in sachets,” Biñas said in a press briefing atthe BCPO headquarters on Tuesday. BACOLOD City – The supply of illegal drugs here has decreased recentlybased on the dwindling volume of shabu seized by the Bacolod City Police Office(BCPO) in various operations. Biñas now supervises the operations ofthe City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU), previously headed by Lieutenant ColonelJovie Espenido. He said the feedback from the barangaysshowed illegal drugs supply has really decreased. The suspect yielded some three grams ofshabu with an estimated market value of PHP30,000. The Bacolod police last year recoveredP73 million worth of illegal drugs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img