NO PARTY DRUGS IN DAVAO CITY
Police is not discounting any possibility that there might be an attempt to sneak in the illegal drugs
Although there are no reports yet on the presence of party drugs or ecstasy here in Davao City, authorities are still monitoring these illegal drugs now that Araw ng Dabaw is coming.
“We are happy to inform everyone wala pa mi nadawat nga (We have not received) solid information that will indicate that party drugs are being distributed in our night clubs or night spot in the city,” Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Alexander Tagum.
However, they are not discounting any possibility that there might be an attempt to sneak in these drugs here in the city. Thus, they continue to step up their security measures and conduct anti-illegal drug operations to prevent these drugs from entering the city.
“We continue our monitoring so that those threats that are happening in the neighboring cities and regions ma-prevent natin na makapasok sa Davao City,” Tagum added.
He also encouraged the public especially the management of bars and club to report any suspicious activities that might involve illegal drug activities.
“Definitely, with the intensified conduct of anti-illegal drug operation in the city in areas (with) suspects or personalities involved in drugs, we will deploy our covert intelligence operatives to check on these possible drug activities in our area particularly during the activities of Araw ng Dabaw,” Tagum said.
Authorities had previously said that party drugs are not popular among Dabawenyos considering that there is a curfew ordinance and liquor ban here that limits discos, parties and clubs from operating.
Earlier, a Cebuana named Ashley Abad, 19, died last January 20, a day after she collapsed at a dance party during Sinulog Festival due to drug overdose which resulted to multiple organ failure.
We are happy to inform everyone wala pa mi nadawat nga (We have not received) solid information that will indicate that party drugs are being distributed in our night clubs or night spot in the city. ALEXANDER TAGUM DCPO director