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P2-M worth of shabu seized in Lipa City, Batangas

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2018

 

BATANGAS, Philippines – Calabarzon Police Regional Special Operations Unit raided the house of a certain Marcial Orbigoso in Barangay Pangao in Lipa City on Monday, May 21.

Authorities seized more than 300 grams of shabu kept inside a vault along with a .45 caliber pistol and other drug paraphernalia.

The confiscated illegal drugs are valued at P2 million.

Calabarzon Regional Director PCSupt. Guillermo Eleazar said, Orbigoso allegedly did the repacking of the illegal substance at his house in Batangas and would send out the items for distribution in Metro Manila.

Orbigoso was previously detained due to drug peddling.

Eleazar said Orbigoso is a high-value target operating in Makati City and Batangas. – UNTV News & Rescue

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Calabarzon police targets to address jail congestion in 2018

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The number of detainees who died in the prisons of Region 4-A has climbed to 172 this year.

The Calabarzon Police said the deaths were due to contraction of various diseases like tuberculosis and respiratory problems because of too much congestion.

Aside from this, the inmates also contracted various skin diseases due to poor ventilation in prison cells.

With this, the Calabarzon police hope to address its problem on jail congestion in Region 4-A in 2018.

“They have a program to build more facilities that would improve the detention facilities. Hopefully next year, we can start the plan,” PRO-4A PIO Chief P/Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran said.

According to Police Regional Office 4A PIO Chief P/Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, they have already brought up the problem to local government officials.

“The Regional Director also held a meeting to hasten the process of the commitment order… to transfer them to the BJMP,” Gaoiran said.

Aside from the PNP detention facilities, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) prison facilities are also congested. – Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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