DAVAO CITY- The major anti criminality and terrorist operation conducted early morning today (May 19) was a joint effort of law enforcement and public safety agencies and units.
Among those who participated were elements of the Davao City Police Office, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-XI, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-XI, Task Force Davao, Highway Patrol Group, Philippine Coast Guard, Maritime Police, Central 911 and the Regional Public Safety Battalion.
“Job well done.” Mayor Sara Duterte credited and thanked the units of the police, military, PDEA and the other agencies which conducted the operations.
The one-time, big-time raid arrested 65 persons, seized about 131.4 grams of Shabu were seized along with 11 motorcycles, six low-powered firearms and two explosives consisting of one dynamite and one hand-grenade.
Col. Erwin Bernard Neri, commander of the Task Force Davao said they contributed 50 TF Davao personnel for the operations as a back-up force particularly in the operations done in the barangays of San Pedro, Santa Ana, Bunawan and Sasa.
Meanwhile the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSCC) deployed paramedic units and ambulances during the operations.
There were five fatalities from the suspects sides during the operations. (PIA/RG Alama)