Joint Anti-Drug Operation Leads to Significant Seizure
In a major breakthrough, authorities successfully apprehended two jobless high-value individuals in Iloilo City’s Jaro district during a buy-bust operation on Tuesday.
The joint operation, led by the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (RPDEU) and the Iloilo City Police Office’s (ICPO) City DEU, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), resulted in the confiscation of PHP3.876 million worth of shabu and non-drug items.
The Suspects and the Haul
The suspects, identified as Rene Paches, 41, from Brgy. Man-it in Passi City, and Jean Narciso, 29, from Brgy. Aglalana in Dumarao, Capiz, were apprehended during the operation on Jayme Street in Barangay Luna.
The authorities seized more or less 570 grams of shabu and various non-drug items from the two individuals.
Commendation from the City Mayor
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas expressed his satisfaction with the accomplishments of the ICPO in combating illegal drugs. He commended the ICPO personnel for their dedication and zeal in the fight against narcotics.
Mayor Treñas specifically mentioned the recent drug buy-bust in Jaro, where they recovered more than PHP 3.8 million worth of shabu, as a testament to the importance placed on curbing illegal drug activities.
“The zeal and importance given by the personnel of the ICPO on the fight against illegal drugs,”
he added, speaking highly of their relentless efforts.
Commitment to Supporting the ICPO
Mayor Treñas affirmed his commitment to providing the ICPO with the necessary resources to carry out their duties effectively. Ensuring the success of the anti-drug campaign remains a top priority for the city administration.
Custody and Legal Proceedings
Following the operation, the suspects were taken into the custody of ICPO Police Station 3. They will undergo proper legal proceedings in accordance with the law.
This significant drug bust serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment of law enforcement agencies and the local government in the fight against illegal drugs in Iloilo City.
The successful operation reflects its dedication to creating a safer and drug-free community for its residents.