Cops told: be innovative in war on drugs

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental police provincial director, Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil ordered the police in the province to be innovative in the war against illegal drug even as syndicates have become more ‘innovative’ in their operations.

Assuring the public of intensified police operations, Castil said that before, drug peddlers used houses as “bagsakan” or vending areas but nowadays they are mobile.

“There is really a need for us to innovate as well in our campaign against illegal drugs,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, the Bacolod City Police Office is deploying police officers in preparation for the Holy Week.

BCPO director, Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo said they are finalizing their deployment plans ahead of the Holy Week on March 25 to April 1.

Ebreo told reporters here that police will be deployed in various areas of convergence in the city such as churches, transport terminals, shopping malls, and local tourist spots as part of the PNP’s “Oplan: SumVac.”

Ebreo said the 200 additional police officers from Police Regional Office (PRO-6) will augment their visibility during the Holy Week.

Police assistance desks will be set up in places of convergence.

He enjoined the public to be extra cautious and wary when leaving their homes to spend vacation elsewhere.

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