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PNP director calls for intensified illegal drugs drive

BACOLOD CITY (PIA) -- Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) director Police Col. Leo Pamittan said that more anti-illegal drugs operations would be conducted through intelligence-driven focused law enforcement operations while fostering partnerships with stakeholders through Police Community Relations.

During the launching of the Buhay Ay Ingatan, Droga'y Ayawan (BIDA) at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon, he said a single solution can’t solve the problem of illegal drugs and that it needs several approaches, citing the critical role of Community Based Rehabilitation Programs and  information drives and lectures based on the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program.

According to Pamittan,  the NOCPPO, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Negros, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and other law enforcement agencies have been relentless in disrupting the supply chain of the illicit substance.

He admitted that although both the supply and demand reduction efforts are in place and fully working, the problem still continues to persist.

“This, however, does not reduce our drive to perform our duty, instead, it inspires us to do more, to innovate for a better solution, and to be persistent,” he said.

He added that the launching of BIDA program by the DILG is a welcomed move.

“We assure you, that NOCPPO will exert all its effort to significantly contribute to this multi-faceted endeavor to pursue a drug-free and safe community,” he said. (AAL/Lljr/PIA 6 Negros Occidental)

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