‘Get rid of drugs’, Bacolod cops told

POLICE Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, in a press briefing at Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) headquarters Thursday. (Glazyl Y. Masculino)

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, regional director of Police Regional Office (PRO)-6, urged the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) to get rid of the illegal drug problem in the city.

This, after Pamuspusan revealed that Bacolod is the number one problem area in Western Visayas in terms of illegal drugs.

“As highly-urbanized city, it follows na maraming dumadayo and bumibisita dito,” Pamuspusan said.

“This is a challenge to the police chiefs and the whole city police force,” he added.

The regional director, however, said that Bacolod will comply with directives in the anti-illegal drug campaign.

“I’m sure they are doing their jobs to negate and solve this problem, he said.

Pamuspusan, during his command visit at the BCPO headquarters yesterday, said he saw the report regarding the drug accomplishments of the city police force.

“I commend their efforts in the campaign against illegal drugs. I was impressed with their performance,” he said, citing the number of arrested suspects and drug surrenderers (sic).

BCPO confiscated an estimated P22,375,998.60 worth of shabu and marijuana from January to June this year.

Of the total recovery, 1,491.559 grams of shabu worth P22,373,385 were seized while 11.3635 grams worth P2,613.60 were confiscated during the first half of 2019.

BCPO records showed that 318 operations were conducted which resulted in the apprehension of 492 persons.

The biggest drug haul in seven months was the seizure of P6.2 million worth of suspected shabu from two drug bust operations last month.

“Based on their report, marami pa dapat gawin, they should not let up their efforts in going after these drug personalities,” Pamuspusan said.