Mindanao Times

Drug campaign gaining ground: official


MANILA -- The recent arrest of a fake Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) employee is another evidence that war on drugs will continue to be relentless, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said on Saturday.

“The war on drugs has consistent­ly gained ground against drug personalit­ies, drug lords and even their coddlers. This another arrest certainly takes part to the amassed successful anti-drug operations of the NCRPO,” Eleazar said.

Eleazar said operatives from the NCRPO arrested Elmer Lat, 42, of 26 Pil Homes, Cadena de Amor St., Pasay City, during a buy-bust operation in Las Piñas City on Friday (June 21).

He said the operation stemmed from a tip from an informant that the suspect often introduces himself as a member of the DILG and uses his firearm to conceal his illegal drug activities.

The NCRPO operatives arrested the suspect while accepting PHP1,000 bill marked money for one sachet of shabu he sold to

an undercover agent.

Seized from the fake DILG employee were seven pieces of small heat-sealed transparen­t plastic sachet of shabu weighing at least 10 grams and with street value of PHP68,000, a motorcycle, handgun, black jacket with DILG logo and a Philippine National Police bull ring with batch 2002 logo.

The suspect will be facing charges for violation of the Comprehens­ive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)

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