Governor Edgar Chatto assured the public that provincial officials are not hiding or downplaying Boholâ€™s problem on widespread drug trade.
Chatto said that the issue on rampant drug activities in Bohol has been made evident by the growing number of drug surrenderees and arrested drug suspects in the province.
The problem has become too apparent that even President Rodrigo Duterte singled out Bohol as among areas grappling with heavy narcotics trade, he added.
However, Chatto did not comment on reports indicating that Bohol is on top of the list of provinces with the biggest drug problem in the country.
According to Chatto, he will only address the allegation once it is confirmed that the information came directly from Duterte.
Amid the surfacing of the speculation, the governor made an assurance that Boholâ€™s war on drugs would be sustained.
In a span of almost 6 months, Bohol tallied one of the highest number of drug surrenderees in the region at over 34,000.
In the latest tally of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), a total of 124.21 grams of shabu estimated to be worth P2,897,192 were confiscated in Bohol starting October until November 25.
The BPPO arrested 109 drug suspects in 74 operations while 152 cases have been filed against the nabbed alleged drug personalities in the same period. (Allen Doydora)