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Police monitors Espinosa group amid report of resumption illegal drug activity in Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY- The police are intensifying their monitoring on the entry of illegal drugs in Leyte, following reports that the Espinosa group have resumed its illegal drug operations.
Senior Superintendent Norberto Tuazon, Leyte police provincial director, told Leyte Samar Daily Express that they could not confirm about the report though they are closely monitoring movements in Albuera relative to illegal drugs proliferation.
Albuera is the hometown of self-confessed illegal drug lord Kerwin Espinosa whose late father, Rolando Espinosa, was once its mayor.
The young Espinosa is now detained at Camp Crame.
S/Supt. Tuazon said that they are keeping a tighter watch on the entry of illegal drugs in Leyte, especially in the town of Albuera.
The police official added that they are closely monitoring the Espinosa group and also all terminals, ports, airports and even clubs and establishments to ensure that illegal drugs will not reach the town of Albuera and other areas in the region.
Leyte, according to Tuazon, is merely a transshipment point for illegal drugs as they have not monitored any presence of illegal drug laboratories in the area.
He also claimed that the strict enforcement and successful implementation of Oplan Double Barrel campaign resulted in the drop in the supply of illegal drugs in the province.
“We are winning the war against illegal drugs,” Tuazon said.
He, however, did not provided any data to support on his claim.
(JAZMIN BONIFACIO)

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