With the massive crackdown against drug trafficking, the Philippine National Police (PNP) provincial command identified the top 10 areas badly infiltrated with the drug trade.
Tagbilaran City ranked 1st followed by Talibon, Inabanga, Getafe, Clarin, Ubay, Panglao, Carmen, Tubigon and Dauis.
Police Provincial Director Dennis Agustin reported this during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting last Wednesday held in Inabanga town.
In Tagbilaran, the Top 10 drug-affected barangays are Taloto, Bool, Cogon, Mansasa, Dao, Poblacion 1, Poblacion 2, Poblacion 3, Ubujan and Manga.
In Talibon, the Top drug-affected barangays are Poblacion, San Jose, San Francisco, San Isidro, San Pedro, Tanghaligue, Bagacay, Calituban, Guindacpan, and Catapan.
In Inabanga, the Top 10 drug-affected barangays are Luyo, Cuaming, Tungod, Ilaud, Cogon, Badiang, Cawayan, Dagohoy, Lawis and Sto. Rosario.
Topping in Clarin are barangays Bacani, Poblacion Centro, Poblacion Norte, Poblacion Sur, Caboy, Bogtungbod, Bonbon, Nahawan, Lajog, and Tuntonan.
In Getafe, Poblacion topped the drug-affected barangays, followed by Banacun, Jandayan Sur, Corte-Baud, Handumon, Pandanon, Salog, Compao Oriental, Taytay and Tulang.
Top 10 drug-affected barangays in Ubay are Poblacion, Cambangay Norte, Hagbuyo, Kagawasan, San Jose, Sto. NiÃ±o, Tomoc, Mahayag, Corazon and Capayas.
In Panglao, the Top 10 drug-affected barangays are Poblacion, Doljo, Looc, Danao, Tawala, Libaong, Bil-isan, Tangnan, Bolod and Lourdes.
In Carmen, the Top 10 drug-affected barangays are Poblacion Norte, Poblacion Sur, Calatrava, Lapaz, Alegria, Matin-ao, La Libertad, El Progreso, Tambo-an, and Katipunan.
Topping the drug-affected barangays in Tubigon are Centro, Ilijan Norte, Potohan, Cabulijan, Guiwanon, Macaas, Panaytayan, Panadtaran, Cahayag, and Matabao.
In Dauis, the Top 10 drug-affected barangays are Totolan, Songculan, Biking, Catarman, Mayacabac, Bingag, Mariveles, Tabalong, Tinago, and Poblacion.
DRUGS FROM MUNTI, CEBU, OZAMIS
The Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) identified the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa as among the sources of drugs reaching Bohol, although the bulk of the supply come from Cebu and Ozamis City.
PDEA-Bohol Provincial Officer Jigger Juniller reported this during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting in June 17 held in Inabanga.
This conforms the report from the BPPO that at least 35 percent of the supply of drugs in Bohol came from Manila through Ubay port, cargo and courier services, while 50 percent of the supply came from Cebu through private motorized banca docking at the ports of Tagbilaran, Tubigon, Getage and Ubay.
At least 15 percent of the supply of drugs in Bohol came from Ozamis City through the ports of Jagna and Tagbilaran.
According to Juniller, Metro Manila conduits sent the drugs from NBP to Bohol through parcel.
Those coming from Cebu were sent to Bohol through roll-on roll-off (RORO) vessels docking at the ports of Tagbilaran, Tubigon, Ubay, Jagna, Talibon, Loon, and Getafe.
Some of the transshipment from Cebu to the shorelines of the Bohol were through fishing vessels, Juniller added.
PDEA-Bohol monitored a total of 314 drug personalities in their list.
This includes 234 in the watchlist, 38 in the target list, 17 in the wanted list and 52 in suspense file.
Juniller also said shabu is still the â€œthe most saleable type of drug in the street and is available in places near colleges and universities, fishing communities and tourist destinationsâ€.
Second as drug of choice is Marijuana which Juniller said â€œis not prevalent on the streetsâ€, because of its limited supply in the province.
Nubain ranked the third as drug of choice and â€œusually prevalent in Tagbilaran City,â€ Junillier added.
So far, there have been no ecstacy and cocaine in the province, according to Juniller.
PDEA-Bohol also noted the street value of shabu at P4,000 per gram and P15,000 for large packs–locally called â€œbultoâ€.
The PDEA has no record on the price of shabu in kilos, saying there has been no reports on any transaction involving one-kilo packs.
For dried Marijuana leaves, Juniller reported that they are sold in tea bags at P300 per tea bag.
PDEA-Bohol also monitored a existing Marijuana cultivation in the province, but they are only few and some were only grown in â€œpots and other movable containers that are mostly for personal consumptionâ€, according to Juniller.
Based on their monitoring, Juniller said the marijuana plants were seen in the towns of Maribojoc, Loon, Pilar, San Miguel and Garcia-Hernandez and other mountainous barangays of Bohol.
DRUG MENACE IN BARANGAYS
The BPPO also classified the drug-affected barangays according to slightly affected, moderately affected and seriously affected.
Agustin explained that slightly affected areas manifest existence of drug users but no known drug pushers operating, while those moderately affected have at least one suspected pusher, and seriously affected are those that have at least one suspected drug laboratory, warehouse, den, dive, resort or similar establishment that facilitate the illegal drugs trade.
Of the 1,109 barangays in Bohol, 296 are unaffected, 594 are slightly affected, 219 are moderately affected, and none are seriously affected.
Aburqueque has one unaffected barangay, six slightly affected and four moderately affected of the 11 barangays.
Alicia has 10 slightly affected, and five moderately affected of the 15 barangays.
In Anda, has six of the 16 barangays are unaffected, six are slightly affected, and four are moderately affected.
In Antequera, the police reported that 16 of the 21 barangays remain unaffected, three are slightly affected, and two are moderately affected.
Of the 17 barangays in Baclayon, four are unaffected, and 13 are slightly affected by drugs.
In Balilihan, 29 of the 31 barangays are slightly affected, and two are moderately affected.
In Buen Unido, 10 are slightly affected, and five are moderately affected by drugs of the 15 barangays.
Of the 19 barangays in Bilar, 10 are slightly affected, and nine are moderately affected by the drug problem.
In Buenavista, 29 of the 35 barangays are slightly affected, and six are moderately affected.
In Calape, 29 remain unaffected, and four are slightly affected of the 33 barangays.
In Candijay, six of the 21 barangays are unaffected, while 15 are slightly affected.
Of the 29 barangays in Carmen, the police classified nine as unaffected, 16 as slightly affected, and four as moderately affected by drugs.
In Catigbian, 21 of the 22 barangays are slightly affected, and one is moderately affected.
In Clarin, four of the 24 barangays are unaffected, 12 are slightly affected, and eight are moderately affected.
Of the 67 barangays in Loon, 34 are unaffected, 29 are slightly affected, and four are moderately affected.
In Mabini, 19 are slightly affected, and three are moderately affected of the 22 barangays.
In Maribojoc, four are unaffected, 10 are slightly affected, and eight are moderately affected of the 22 barangays.
In Panglao, two of the 10 barangays are slightly affected, and eight are moderately affected.
Of the 21 barangays in Pilar, 16 are slightly affected, and five are moderately affected.
In President Carlos P. Garcia, 15 of the 23 barangays are slightly affected, and eight are moderately affected.
In Sagbayan, 21 are slightly affected, and three are moderately affected of the 24 barangays.
In San Isidro, eight are unaffected, and four are slightly affected of the 12 barangays.
In San Miguel, the police classified one barangay as unaffected by drugs, four as slightly affected, and 13 as moderately affected of the 18 barangays.
In Sierra-Bullones, 14 are unaffected, six are slightly affected, and two are moderately affected of the 22 barangays.
In Sevilla, nine are slightly affected, and four are moderately affected of the 13 barangays.
In Sikatuna, four of the 10 barangays are unaffected and six are slightly affected.
In Tagbilaran one is slightly affected, and 14 moderately affected by drugs of the 15 barangays.
In Talibon, four are slightly affected, and 21 are moderately affected of the 25 barangays.
In Trinidad, 11 are unaffected, five are slightly affected, and four are moderately affected of the 20 barangays.