Guv commits P8M to anti-drug drive

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. committed P8 million in support of the police’s anti-illegal drugs campaign.

Marañon assured the financial support after Negros Occidental police provincial director Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Castil bared plans to re-launch Oplan Tokhang campaign.

“There is nothing to worry for those who are not engaged in the illegal drug trade, or are using prohibited drugs,” the governor said.

The PNP is re-launching its house-to-house anti-drug operation in January 2018, Castil said.

The campaign earned negative reactions from different sectors due to the rise of alleged extrajudicial killings attributed to the government’s intensified drive against illegal drugs in the country.

The PNP’s Oplan Tokhang Campaign in 2016 up to the first quarter of last year led to the surrender of more than 11,000 drug personalities in Negros Occidental, police records indicated.

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