TRECE MARTIRES CITY (PIA) – The Cavite Provincial Police Office (PPO) reported that a total of 458 barangays in Cavite are now considered “drug-cleared” as no drug-related activities were reported.
Cavite PPO Provincial Director Col. Christopher Olazo confirmed in an interview with the media that out of 829 barangays that were declared drug-affected, 725 are classified as slightly affected, 101 are moderately affected, and one is seriously affected.
These classifications are based on drug-related activities observed and reported in the barangays.
The slightly affected barangays have a few residents who use illegal drugs, whereas the more affected barangays have clandestine drug laboratories, warehouses, marijuana plantations, and drug dens.
The Cavite PPO also reported that 16 barangays in Cavite province are active participants in the community mobilization program to fight against drug-related activities, while 17 were declared drug-free from September 20, 2022, until April 20, 2023.
Cavite PPO records showed that 4,226 anti-drug operations were conducted since September 2022, resulting in 2,608 drug-related arrests. (Ruel Francisco/with reports from Cavite PPO)