By Leandria Pagunsan
DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA)– In a recent Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting held at the old session hall of the provincial capitol building, Agent Ivy Claire Oledan of PDEA Negros Oriental bared that the cities of Dumaguete, Tanjay and Bais have become the trans shipment point of drug transportation in Negros Oriental.
Oledan further said that illegal drugs are transported using motorcycles and private four-wheeled vehicles distributing drug supplies throughout the province.
Previously, the PDEA and Negros Oriental Police Office (NORPO) with the support of the Negros Oriental Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse and Prevention Council conducted a two-day intelligence workshop at the Provincial Convention Center to update and unify the watch list, target list and wanted list of personalities operating in the province as well as the current drug trends in the area, Oledan said.
The activity was attended by intelligence PNCO’s and intelligence officers of the twenty-five police stations in Negros Oriental, PAIDSOTG, National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine Coast Guard with resource speakers from intelligence officers of PDEA regional office 7.
Oledan also revealed that illegal drugs specifically shabu were being traded at the provincial jail by unidentified suspects. The warden reportedly turned over to PDEA a pack of shabu found by an inmate within the vicinity of the provincial jail.
With this development, Oledan said that PDEA will investigate this matter by conducting a surprise inspection at the provincial jail to monitor the alleged trading activities of illegal drugs by inmates. (mbcn/lpp/PIA7/Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA Website on June 15, 2015)