He directed both PDEA and PNP
TACLOBAN CITY – The conduct of greyhound operation in various jails in Leyte province should be continued, according to Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla during the joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council meeting.
Petilla has ordered the provincial administrator’s office to coordinate with the Leyte Police Provincial Office (LPPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on this campaign.
“Let us make this as a regular activity to conduct surprise inspection in all jails in the province because during the previous operations, there were contrabands that were confiscated during the operations,” the governor said.
LPPO and PDEA officials who attended the meeting reported to Petilla that they did not stop in conducting greyhound operations.
They added that they will consider the order of the governor to ensure that illegal drug operations inside jails could be prevented.
During the joint meeting, the LPPO reported that of the 130 police operations conducted from January 1 to August 31, a total of 146 persons were arrested while two died during the operations.
They also confiscated a total of 329.35 grams of shabu, and 20.26 grams of marijuana, with a total street value of more than P2.319 million.
They were also able to file 281 cases in court.
Meanwhile, based on the record of PDEA, they were able to conduct a total of 35 buy-bust operations in the province from July 1 until September.
During these operations, 40 drug personalities were arrested who were in possession of combined 17.197 grams of shabu and 5.3657 grams of marijuana.
Three of the arrested illegal drug personalities were considered as high-value targets.
Moreover, on the 1,393 villages of the province, 1,022 are affected by illegal drug operations with 371 are non-affected.
Of the affected village, 929 are already declared as drug cleared villages while 93 remains uncleared, PDEA said.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)