BCPO to add ‘unsurrendering’ city employees on drug watch list 

Posted by watchmen
August 12, 2023

By Mae Singuay

The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will include former city government employees, who tested positive for illegal drug use and have failed to surrender to the authorities, on their drug watch list.

“Warningan ko kayo. Huhulihin ko kayo. Huwag niyo ako i-dare. I mean it,” BCPO director, Police Colonel Noel Aliño said.

Aliño said the involved city government workers, who failed to surrender, will be subjected to surveillance, and if evidence warrants, the police office will file charges against them.

There were 53 city government employees, including 49 job order casuals and four regular employees, that tested positive for illegal drugs following the random drug test by the City Anti-drug Abuse Council (CADAC).

Of the number, only 39 employees surrendered to the authorities when CADAC held a one-stop-shop screening last Thursday, August 10.

For drug surrenderers, there will be due process, but it will depend on the result of the assessment by the City Health Office.

Meanwhile, Aliño distributed a cash reward amounting to P100,000 for a job well done by operatives of Police Station 8 and the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) for their biggest accomplishments in two separate drug operations conducted recently.

Each operative received a reward money worth P50,000.

Police Station 8, during their operation in the city’s Barangay Singcang-Airport on August 3, recovered an estimated 1.3 kilograms of suspected shabu valued at P8.3 million from three suspects.

CDEU operatives conducted a drug buy-bust operation at Barangay Vista Alegre on August 10, that resulted in the recovery of about 2.1 kilograms of suspected shabu worth P14.3 million from a high-value individual, identified as a member of Caunda Drug Group./MS, WDJ

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