The government of the small town of San Isidro is nearing its goal of eradicating illegal drug activities five months after the Duterte administration launched its anti-drug drive, said the municipalityâ€™s mayor.
San Isidro Mayor Jacinto Naraga told DYRD Balita on Tuesday that drug activities in the town which has a population of 8,744 has plummeted by â€œ90%.â€
San Isidro which is one of the smallest towns in Bohol has 12 barangays and three of these have been declared drug-free by municipal authorities.
According to San Isidro police chief Insp. Edwin Pinero, the villages of Cansague, Baryong Daan and Caimbang, with a population of 985, 292 and 638, respectively, were declared drug-free.
He said that several other barangays are on the verge of achieving the same feat.
Following the development, Naraga expects that San Isidro will soon be joining the ranks of a few Bohol local government units which claimed to have completely rid their towns of illegal drugs.
Naraga said that big-time drug dealers in the town have been arrested while others have fled and started operations in other areas.
Most of the drug supply in San Isidro come from neighboring towns, he added.
Meanwhile, the town, Naraga said, continues to implement programs and activities for drug personalities who surrendered under Oplan Tokhang in its bid to reform drug dependents and dealers. (Allen Doydora)