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NoCot cops nab 292 drug personalities since Jan 1

December 09, 2019 - Monday 6:12 PM by PNA

Article Banner Image POLICE ACCOMPLISHMENT. Colonel Maximo Layugan (at the podium), North Cotabato police director, delivers his report during the provincial peace and order council meeting in Kidapawan City on December 6, 2019. NORTH COTABATO PPOC

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- At least 292 persons allegedly engaged in illegal drugs were nabbed in North Cotabato from January 1 to November this year, the province's top police official said.

In a report to the North Cotabato Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), Col. Maximo Layugan said the drive against illegal drug personalities in the province continues to gain headway because of the public’s support to the police.

To date, the municipal and provincial police offices have conducted 287 anti-drug buy-bust operations and law enforcement operations against drug personalities in North Cotabato’s 17 towns and Kidapawan City.

In those operations, police seized 200 grams of suspected shabu with an estimated market value of P1,825,500.

Police also seized 2,000 grams of dried marijuana leaves with a market value of about P256,000.

“The police will continue to perform its mandate to serve and protect the people, ensuring all law enforcement will be according to police standard operating procedures and that protection of human rights is a priority in all police actions,” Layugan said.

He has also identified the Dawlah Islamiyah, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, and the communist New People’s Army as the leading threats to the security of the people in the province. PNA