The Philippine National Police is sustaining the momentum of the national anti-illegal campaign with more aggressive operations against high-value targets and prominent drug personalities.

PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas made this assessment as he noted the recent series of successful police interdiction operations against illegal drug activities. Sinas noted reports reaching the PNP Command Center in Camp Crame on the arrest of a high-value drug suspect arrested early this morning in Cebu City.

Sinas formerly headed the Police Regional Office-7 as Regional Director in Central Visayas at the height of the PNP anti-illegal drugs campaign in the region.

The report indicates that operatives of Cebu City Police Office launched a buy-bust operation in coordination with the PDEA Regional Office 7 that resulted to the arrest of JEANNETH GADIANE ABAYAN @ Jean.

Abayan, listed as a high-value target, was arrested in a sting operation with one kilogram of crystal methamphetamine or Shabu estimated to be worth Php 6.8-million in the illicit market.

The suspect is now facing criminal charges violating Sections 5 and 11 of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

On other developments in Luzon, Police Regional Office Cordillera reported to the PNP Chief that 14 kilograms of marijuana bricks were recovered.

A Barangay Police assigned in Barangay Ambuklao informed the Bokod Municipal Police Station regarding suspicious items apparently found to be marijuana bricks sealed in boxes in a van from Tabuk City. The illegal stash is estimated to worth P1.68-million.

Police personnel responded in the area, and upon verification, discovered the contraband in a passenger van from Tabuk City that made a stopover in the area. A deeper investigation is underway to identify the owner of the illegal cargo. (PNP-PIO)