Friday, June 24, 2016

3 police stations in Albay open doors to yielding drug suspects
By Jorge Hallare

LEGAZPI CITY, June 23 (PNA) -- Three police stations in the province of Albay have invited drug pushers and users to come out in the open and voluntary surrender before the police conduct an extensive and strict implementation of the anti-drug law.

The police offices are the Libon Municipal Police Office (MPS) led by Chief Insp. Edgar Azotea, Malinao MPS headed by Senior Insp. Keenan Ruiz and the Tabaco City Police Station under Supt. Robert Capuz.

The three chiefs of police almost simultaneously called on the residents of their localities to help them in the campaign to eradicate the problem on drugs and asked the suspects to surrender and live a new life.

Capuz said they are opening the door of their station and will welcome those who will yield with open arms and stop their illegal activity.

Instead of filing charges against the suspects, especially the drug dependents, they will help them undergo rehabilitation.

He said they are coordinating with the Malinao Drug Rehabilitation and Facility Center in Malinao, Albay, on the rehabilitation of suspects.

The Tabaco City police chief said they are giving a big chance to drug suspects before they go full blast in the intensified campaign against illegal drugs in all towns of Albay.

In Tabaco City, he said, the number of drug personalities in their drug watchlist went down from 370 to 176. (PNA) LAP/FGS/CBD/RSM