It is our earnest desire to sustain the momentum of our successful anti-illegal drugs campaign under Oplan Double Barrel in response to the overwhelming expression of support by our people to the anti-drug crusade of the national government
Some P163 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu was seized during an anti-illegal drug operation in Caloocan City last Tuesday night.
At a press conference in Camp Crame yesterday, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Ano said two suspects were also arrested during the operation in Sta. Ana, Manila.
“Behold these over 24 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride commonly known as shabu were confiscated by operatives of the Caloocan City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit from two suspects during a police operation yesterday in Sta. Ana, Manila,” Ano said.
According to Ano, the seizure of the illegal drugs followed the arrest of Luzviminda Basilio and Jocelyn Santos during a buy- bust operation inside a car that was parked in front of the Manila Central University in Caloocan City.
Several hours later, a follow-up operation was conducted at 2641 Interior 21, Pasig Line, Barangay 778, Zone 85, Sta Ana, Manila that resulted in the arrest of Ian Akira and Ruby.
“Incidental to the arrest, Caloocan CPS-DEU operatives also confiscated 24 kilograms of the shabu contained in a color silver luggage,” Ano said.
“It is our earnest desire to sustain the momentum of our successful anti-illegal drugs campaign under Oplan Double Barrel in response to the overwhelming expression of support by our people to the anti-drug crusade of the national government,” he added.
Ano said the drug haul clearly indicates the public’s support to President Duterte’s all-out war against illegal drugs.
“This manifestation of popular support as expressed in a public opinion survey in the last quarter of 2017 showed unqualified support by 88 percent or roughly nine in every 10 Filipinos to the police campaign against illegal drugs,” Ano said.
“I strongly believe that our people continue to express the same if not greater support to our anti-illegal drugs crusade until this time,” he added.