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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012


PRO12 declares “all-out war” against illegal drugs

by Pops Gumana-Fruylan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 6 (PIA) -– The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 recently declared an “all-out war” against “big-time drug syndicates, ordinary drug pushers and peddlers in the region.”

The Regional Public Information Office (RPIO), in a report sent to PIA-Gensan, revealed that PRO 12 Director PCSupt. Benjardi Mantele enjoined all City and Provincial Police Offices in the region to wage war against prohibited drugs by conducting a “target hardening operation” in their respective areas of responsibilities to prevent violence brought by illegal drug use.

Mantele noted that heinous crimes are committed by those who are under the influence of drugs, as he ordered an intensified police operations especially in public areas like shopping malls, transport terminals, schools, and commercial centers.

Earlier, Public Information Officer, PSupt. Resty Damaso disclosed the three successful operations against illegal drugs conducted by Sultan Kudarat Provincial Police Office in Tacurong City, and Magpet and President Roxas Municipal Police Stations in Cotabato Province.

With the help of the Philippine Drug enforcement Agency (PDEA) 12, he explained that police operatives seized shabu and marijuana from the three separate operations.

The apprehended suspects are now facing charges for violating RA 9165 or the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act," he said.

Meanwhile, the City Public Safety Company (CPSC) and Special Action Force (SAF) in Cotabato City also nabbed one personality who has in custody shabu and other shabu paraphernalia.

With these developments, Mantele expressed gratitude to concerned agencies for the show of support in the PNP’s campaign against illegal drugs.

He also lauded the dedication of police operatives for the great effort, as he vowed to track down illegal drug factories through anti- illegal drug operations.” (PGFruylan/PIA-Gensan)

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