MANILA – A total of 67 persons were arrested during the anti-illegal drugs and criminality operations in Quezon City from Dec. 4 to 5.

In a statement Tuesday, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) chief, Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III, said 21 drug suspects were nabbed while PHP243,080 worth of shabu was seized during operations in the city.

The suspects will be charged with violation of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Torre lauded the different police stations for their relentless campaign against illegal drugs.

Magpapatuloy tayo sa ating mga operasyon kontra iligal na droga dito sa Lungsod Quezon dahil hangad nating mailayo ang ating mga kababayan sa anumang uri ng ipinagbabawal na gamot (We will continue our operations against illegal drugs here in Quezon City because we want to keep our citizens away from any type of illegal drugs),” he added.

Meanwhile, a total of 22 wanted persons were arrested while 24 gamblers were also arrested in intensified anti-criminality operations.

The courts of origin will be notified of the arrest of the accused while several bet money and illegal gambling paraphernalia were confiscated from the suspects and they will be charged with violation of Presidential Decree 1602 or anti-illegal gambling law.

Torre lauded the QCPD personnel for their relentless campaign against wanted persons and all forms of illegal gambling which resulted in the arrest of the suspects.

Magpapatuloy tayo sa ating mga operasyon laban sa mga Wanted Persons higit lalo ang ibat-ibang klase ng pasugalan dito sa ating Lungsod Quezon upang siguraduhin ang kaligtasan ng ating mga mamamayan (We will continue with our operations against the wanted persons especially the various types of gambling in Quezon City to ensure the safety of our citizens),” he noted. (PNA)