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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Go after drug lords: acting guv


Acting Negros Occidental Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer congratulated the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and police for their achievements in the campaign against illegal drugs, but challenged them to also double their efforts to go after the sources of the drugs entering the province.

Ferrer said the authorities know who the drug lords are in the province, and should double efforts in going after them.

He noted that the police and PDEA yearend reports showed the arrest of a lot of high value targets.

At the same time he lauded efforts of law enforcers for recently seizing P2.5 million in shabu in Binalbagan town, and illegal drugs worth more than P18 million in Bacolod City.

The big volumes of shabu being seized in raids show that the drug problem still exists, he said.

The police and PDEA should track down the sources of drugs entering the province and stop their operations, Ferrer said.

“I know they have an idea who the drug lords bringing in drugs to Bacolod and Negros Occidental are, “ he said.

Once the drugs enter Bacolod they are distributed to various parts of the province, he noted.

Ferrer said he does not believe there is an illegal drugs factory in Negros Occidental, the supply is being brought into the province from elsewhere.

A continued close watch of entry points should be enforced, Ferrer said.*


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