Oplan Galugad. A massive greyhound operation, dubbed as ‘Oplan Galugad’ was conducted in all jail facilities in the region to ensure that no illegal drugs are being hidden or in possession by the inmates. Photo shows Samar and Calbayog police officials led by S/Supt. Nicolas Torre III and Supt. Mateo Macale, respectively,led the operation at the Samar subprovincial jail in Barangay Naga, Calbayog City last Sept.6. (HENRY PUYAT)



Detainees at the Northern Samar Provincial Jail were searched for any possible possession of illegal drugs during the regionwide ‘Oplan: Galugad’ conducted Saturday (Sept.9).

CAMP KANGLEON, PALO, Leyte-Police Chief Supt. Gilberto DC Cruz, regional police director, lauds police personnel for the successful conduct of ‘Oplan: Galugad’ to all provincial, city and municipal police units conducted on September 9.
Oplan Galugad was conducted simultaneously amid the resurgence of drug trading.
The operations were jointly conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in close coordination with the heads or wardens of the jail/penitentiary facilities as well as with the barangay officials and representatives from the media.
It will be recalled that the PNP and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) entered into a memorandum of agreement relative regards to the conduct of PNP Oplan Galugad in BJMP jail facilities in consonance with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to eradicate the proliferation of illegal drugs in the Philippines, including jail facilities.
Based on the monitoring, the operations resulted to negative in drug items and paraphernalia and mostly confiscated were bladed weapons and cellphones.
Chief Supt. Cruz said that the transparency in the Oplan Galugad is very important that’s why members from the media were invited to avoid speculations from the public on the alleged foul plays being played by the member of the police force.
All confiscated items were properly documented and brought to respective police stations for proper disposition.
Furthermore, the PNP encourages the public to report immediately to the police any drug related incidents to help the police and other law enforcement agencies by providing relevant and timely information through social media (Twitter – @Pro8Pcrd or Facebook Page – PNP Region Eight) or through the following: Dial 117 or text 2920; RPCRD 09173238683 / 09088146421; RTOC 09173114794 / 09478907155 and Isumbong Mo Kay Tsip 09178475757. (PR)