Western Visayas drugs supply down 70% – Binag
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