The marching orders to all police stations is to conduct drug operations twice a week in a bid to stem the reported backsliding users and pushers from the perception that the campaign on illegal drugs have slackened.
Police Superintendent Ricky Deliles, Information Officer of the Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) told DYRD Balita that Provincial Police Director Felipe Natividad to put pressure on illegal drug users and pushers through a relentless offensive aimed to break the backbone of the drug industry.
Police drug operations are closely monitored by the BPPO to assess it’s effectiveness even as several police stations were made to explain the seeming sluggish manner in the conduct of their operations.
Deliles did not reveal the identities of the chiefs of police that were considered “underperforming” despite the number of drug users and addicts heeding the call of the police through operation “Tokhang” to voluntarily give themselves in to the police.
Bohol accounted for almost half of all the “drug surrenderees” in the whole Central Visayas prompting calls from residents for an investigation of public officials in the apparent proliferation of illegal drugs in almost all the towns in the province.
According to Deliles, an ongoing probe in the involvement of local government officials and police officers is now in progress with information undergoing rigorous validation. (Chito M. Visarra and Rey Tutas)