More than six months after the governmentâ€™s anti-drug drive was launched, no report on drug involvement of government officials, particularly mayors, reached the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), said a police official.
According to BPPO spokesperson Senior Insp. Vincent Dumaguing, they have not received concrete information which implicates mayors in the illegal drug trade.
However, Dumaguing noted that the BPPO continues to verify if there are drug-linked government officials in Bohol.
He said that the validation covers provincial down to barangay officials and even members of law enforcement agencies.
Last week, Cabinet Sec. Leoncio Evasco, Jr. said that there are government officials in Bohol who are involved in illegal drug activities.
Evasco did not identify the officials and specify the number of drug-linked individuals in government.
In a closed-door meeting with the countryâ€™s mayors, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte last week brandished a thick list purportedly containing names of government officials involved in illegal drug activities.
The contents of the document however were not shown to the local chief executives. (Allen Doydora)