Law enforcers in Bohol intensified security measures against the alleged entry of illegal drugs in islands adjacent to the province of Cebu and other provinces.
This was announced by Governor Edgar Chatto following reports that narcotics trade in the province is heavily fueled by drug supply from Cebu which go through islands in coastal towns.
According to Chatto, he had ordered police and military personnel in several coastal towns to tighten security in efforts to block the entry of illegal drugs.
A highly placed source previously cited the towns of Inabanga, Clarin, Getafe and Talibon as among the entry points of narcotics shipped through small boats.
The informant disclosed that the contraband is smuggled in through small docks where there are no security forces.
Chatto said that he had also directed municipal and barangay officials of coastal towns and villages to tightly monitor shores to deter smugglers from entering their respective areas.
The governor noted that cutting off the alleged major narcotics highway would deal a heavy blow to drug syndicatesâ€™ operations in Bohol.
Gathered information through monitoring operations of law enforcers have indicated that shabu prices in Bohol increased as supply dwindled amid the governmentâ€™s crackdown on narcotics trade. (Allen Doydora)
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