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28 killed, 394 suspected drug pushers nabbed in Quezon since March - PNP.

At least 28 suspected drug pushers were killed and 394 were arrested in the intensified anti-drug operations by policemen in Quezon province since March.

Colonel Ramil Montilla, Quezon police director, said anti-illegal drugs operatives also seized about 1,221 grams of shabu (crystal meth) worth more than P2.2 million and about 1,088 grams of marijuana amounting to P59,862.

He said combined efforts of the authorities with the active support of concerned citizens have resulted in the recovery of 9,027 grams of cocaine worth P56.4 million in the street market during the same period.

Police said most of those who died in drug-related killings resisted arrest and engaged policemen in shootouts.


On Sunday, police recovered seven kilos of cocaine bricks along the coast of Mauban town facing the Pacific Ocean.

Montilla said they have been monitoring coastal residents and fishermen for the possible recovery of more cocaine bricks from their possession.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Jul 9, 2019
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