Quezon Police Provincial Office nets P56M drugs

July 09, 2019

LUCENA CITY—- The stepped-up anti-criminality campaign of Quezon Police Provincial Office (QPPO) continues to produce better results, police officials said yesterday.

Quezon police director Col. Ramil Montilla said operating units of QPPO have arrested 394 drug suspects resulting in the seizure of P56,482,435.20 worth of different illegal drugs from March 1 to July 8.

He said seized were 9,027.24 grams of cocaine worth P54,163,400.00, 1,221.18 grams of shabu worth P2,259,172.45 and 1,088.42 grams of marijuana worth P59,862.76.

Montilla said 610 wanted persons, including 5 most wanted persons in the regional level, have been arrested.

In the campaign against loose and unrenewed firearms, the provincial director said 54 persons have been arrested while 58 assorted firearms including 4 high powered have been accounted.

Pending the renewal of firearms registrations and License To Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) of their owners, Montilla said 797 assorted firearms have been surrendered to the police for safekeeping.

In the anti-illegal logging drive, Montilla said 35 persons have been accounted while a total of 19,081 board feet of flitches and lumber amounting to P1,028,443.00 have been confiscated.

In the campaign against illegal gambling, he said 481 persons were arrested resulting in the confiscation of P81,934.00 cash.

Montilla assumed his post only last March.