‘One Time Big Time’ operations in Quezon bag 76 suspects, seize illegal drugs

LUCENA CITY, Quezon — Seventy six suspected drug personalities were rounded up by the Quezon Police Provincial Office during their 60 simultaneous “One Time Big Time (OTBT)” operations in the province this week.

Quezon acting provincial director Senior Superintendent Rhoderick C. Armamento reported on Wednesday that there is no letup in their focused police operations and intelligence-driven initiatives.

Earlier, Armamento ordered local police units here to simultaneously conduct OTBT operations this week against illegal drugs suspects to capture “Most Wanted Persons” and confiscate loose firearms.

The OTBT operations bagged 76 suspects and confiscated some 27.99 grams of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” worth Php 51,781.

The Quezon provincial police chief also said that the 11 search warrant operations yielded 14 arrested suspects.

He thanked the local government units (LGUs) for their collective efforts and the public for reporting crimes which aided the police here in mapping out operational plans for the OTBT.

Armamento vowed to conduct more intensified anti-criminality operations to secure the residents from criminal elements and maintain peace and order in the communities.

Meanwhile, the 30 province-wide operations under the police “Project Double Barrel Reloaded 30” strategy carried out nine search warrants and 19 buy-bust operations. Two persons were caught in the act of committing crime during police operations, resulting in the arrest of 37 illegal drug suspects.

Of the 37 arrests, 29 were suspected drug pushers while eight were users. Sol Luzano/PNA-northboundasia.com