ORMOC CITY– On the first day of this love month, the Ormoc City Police Office led a surprise a port inspection at the GGC Private Port based in Barangay Punta, this city.
The port’s management consented this move of the police to check on the arriving cargoes and vehicles for possible presence of unlawful substance and explosives getting entry to the province from the island of Cebu.

The morning operation of more than a 100 personnel that involved the full force of the city police including the SWAT was in collaboration with other government agencies namely the Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine Drug Enforcement Group- Special Operations Unit, Philippine Ports Authority, Maritime Police and K9 unit.

Sniffing dogs were utilized to assist in the quick search of the trucks containing various delivery goods and private vehicles as they embarked from the vessel that arrived from Mandaue City, Cebu.

Col. Nelvin Ricohermoso, City Police Director, was glad to declare that there were no explosives or any banned possessions from the cargoes and private travelers yielded.
Although surprised, the drivers were in full cooperation with the authorities during the entire process.

According to the police director, port interdiction is in line with their continuous efforts of fighting against the illegal drugs considering that most of the intelligence reports they receive, the illegal substance dispersed at the locality are sourced mostly from Mindanao and Cebu areas.

To the voyagers, he warned them to avoid even trying to carry any kind of illegal drug or item since the local police were on watch.

“Not here in Ormoc!” as he always speaks addressing the public.