Drug traders put up bounty vs. cops: Police

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper - - News -

CEBU CITY - Drug personalities in Cebu have reportedly put up reward money for anybody who can kill a policeman in the province.

Provincial police director, Senior Supt. Manuel Abrugena said they have received “raw” information that members of a drug syndicate have chipped in money for the bounty on every policeman’s head. Abrugena, citing intelligence reports, said drug lords will be giving out P20,000 for every killed policeman. He said they received the information following their successive operations especially in Talisay City, where illegal drugs trade allegedly continues to thrive.

But he was quick to say that they are still validating the reports and called on his men to continue doing their job. Police have been conducting anti-drug operations in Cebu and drug traders want to retaliate since their nefarious activities have been greatly affected, Abrugena said.

Because of the CPPO’S intensified anti-drug campaign, several police officers have also received death threats, he said. “I have advised the men and women of the CPPO not to be affected by the threats and remain vigilant. Threats are part of their job,” Abrugena said. (Luel Galarpe)

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