Rodrigo S. Victoria, PIA Biliran
A significant drop in crime incident in Biliran province was recorded in September this year, the top police official in Biliran province revealed in an interview.
“Crime incident in Biliran recorded only 11 cases in September, 2016 compared to 59 cases in the same period last year,” P/Supt. Carlito De Guzman Gallardo, OIC provincial director of the Biliran Police Provincial Office (BPPO) reported during the Kapihan at Pulong-Pulong ng Bayan hosted by Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Biliran provincial information center live over Radyo Natin-Naval.
Gallardo related the significant decrease in crime incident in Biliran province with the relentless anti-illegal drugs campaign of the Duterte administration implemented all over the country to include Biliran, since President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) assumed office in June 30.
“Almost all of the crimes committed are drug-related,” the OIC of BPPO said.
He added that majority of the reasons nowadays why an individual kills, steals, rapes or commits heinous crimes is being hooked on illegal drugs.
He also warned identified drug personalities in Biliran province who voluntary surrendered to police authorities under Operation Tokhang who go back to illegal drugs trade to stop, to avoid facing dire consequences.
“There might be an Operation Tokhang 2 that will be implemented by PNP which is more stringent and might put the identified personalities involved in illegal drug activities in danger,” he emphasized.
Gallardo also reported that there were 17 drug pushers and two drug users apprehended in Biliran province from July 1 until end of September this year. (afj/FJ/rvictoria/PIA Biliran)