6 nabbed in resumed antidrug ops

WITH the resumption of its antidrug operations, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) immediately netted six suspects.

DCPO director Sr. Supt. Michael John Dubria told TIMES yesterday that they already conducted six buy-bust operations and arrested six drug suspects since the resumption of the police antidrug operations last Saturday.

Officers from Talomo Police Precinct arrested two suspects, while agents of Sta. Ana, Bunawan, Buhangin and Tugbok police stations netted one each.

Dubria also announced that the newly formed antidrug team, the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU), will be headed by Chief Insp. Archie Zozobrado.

The police chief said the team will be mostly composed of intelligence operatives who are reliable, incorruptible, reputable, with good character and good credentials.

The CDEU replaced the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG).

As there is still no “clear directive” coming from the higher headquarters on the new operational plan, the police will continue with Oplan Tokhang.

Station commanders will be required to lead the “knock-and-plead” operation on the houses of the suspected drug players to stop their illegal activity.

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine National Police to resume the antidrug operation after noticing that the crime rate increased by 20 percent after he suspended the antidrug operation on February 1 following the death of a South Korean man allegedly by rogue policemen. The president then directed the internal cleansing of police rank.

Dubria said the internal cleansing did not affect much the DCPO since there was no personnel under his command who has derogatory record.

“Insignificant man dito sa city kasi matagal na nag uumpisa na yungp aglilinis so hin significant yung increase ng crime kung meron man,” he said.

He even said they had the same list of drug personalities they are looking into that is operating in the city.

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