By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr., yesterday revealed San Carlos City has been under surveillance as an entry point for illegal drugs into the province.
“San Carlos City is our main priority when it comes to monitoring for illegal drug smuggling,” he affirmed. “It may not be a a drop-off point for illegal drugs, but it is an entry point.”
Castil also noted, all ports in the province are currently under strict monitoring.
Within this month, San Carlos police, along with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have conducted two anti-illegal drug operations, with one yielding P6.8 million worth of shabu and the other P150,000.
Of the said operations, 14 people have been arrested, with Castil pointing out, based on the individuals under police custody, it is apparent that new drug dealers are being currently recruited.
The NOPPO chief added, he plans to formulate additional measures with the Philippine Coast Guard to monitor the entry of goods at the San Carlos City port./DGB, WDJ