Western Visayas drugs sup­ply down 70% – Bi­nag

Panay News - - MAJOR STORIES - By Ruby Silu­brico

IL OIL O City–If Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Ce­sar Hawthorne Bi­nag were to be be­lieved, the sup­ply of il­le­gal drugs in Western Visayas dropped by around 70 per­cent.

Speak­ing at the launch­ing of the “Proud to be Ilonggo” cam­paign on Satur­day, the re­gion’s po­lice di­rec­tor enu­mer­ated sev­eral fac­tors for the de­cline. These were as fol­lows:

* death of drug lords Richard Preven­dido and Melvin Odicta Sr.

* no il­le­gal drug lab­o­ra­tory / fac­tory in Re­gion 6

* non-stop cam­paign of the po­lice to ar­rest high-value drug tar­gets

Uniden­ti­fied gun­men shot Odicta to death in Malay, Ak­lan in Au­gust last year.

Preven­dido, on the other hand, died in a shootout with po­lice­men in Barangay Bal­abago, Jaro dis­trict just this Sept. 1.

Both drug lords were res­i­dents of Iloilo City – Odicta

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