In barely four months
Bohol Oplan Double Barrel
recovers P 10.08 M drugs
TAGBILARAN CITY, October 25 (PIA)--In nearly 4 months, Bohol police recovered some P10 million worth of drugs, nabbed 483 persons and filed 751 cases as the government anti-drugs drive: Oplan Double Barrel continues.
And in that same span of time, police officers accompanied by barangay officials knocked on 27,451 houses and talked to suspected drug users or pushers about stopping their illegal activities and and visiting the stations.
Also at that same time, 20 pushers and two users have been killed for fighting it out with the authorities.
Police authorities have accounted another 146 drug users and 337 drug pushers who were either caught in flagrante delicto, served arrest warrants or apprehended in buy-busts or raids, Camp Dagohoy records show.
For those who responded to the police by surrendering and personally appearing to pledge to straighten their lives and make a way away from drugs, Camp Dagohoy counts 32,319 Boholanos.
Of that number, several have been put under rehabilitation and detoxification activities as about 30,779 of them are just plain users, according to Camp Dagohoy operations chief PSupt Lorenzo Batuan.
Meanwhile, around 1,540 drug pushers personally surrendered to police authorities in their respective towns and have either been placed under custody if they have standing warrants, or are let out to their homes and be on call for monitoring, and rehabilitation.
Earlier this month, Bohol opened its community-based Center for Drug Education and Counseling (CDEC) at the Oakbrook building at the Tagbilaran City plaza.
The center is especially staffed to render education and counseling for drug dependents and is also set to render psychoanalysis, psycho-spiritual activities and other programs to facilitate the rehabilitation of drug personalities.
This week too, Capitol executive assistant for health services Dr. Cesar Tomas Lopez reported to the Provincial Anti Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) that they have completed the training of 7 man team from each town in Bohol to man their own drug rehabilitation and counseling centers.
For "surrenderers" who need to be recalled for reengagement programs every week, Camp Dagohoy reports an average of 26.37% getting themselves accounted by joining organized activities.
In a report presented to the Provincial Peace and Order Council out-of-town meeting October 25 in Maribojoc, Superintendent Batuan also said they have recovered 854.45 grams of suspected shabu.
Narcotics authorities place the value of confiscated illegal substances at 10,082,522.65.
As to those killed, Bohol Provincial Police Office have been investigating 23 drug related cases, while two more have been declared less likely caused by drugs.
This to as police authorities vehemently denied that there is extra-judicial killings in Bohol.
City Police Chief and former SWAT Commander, PSuperintendent Nicomedes Olaivar pointed out that there is in fact a big number of drug personalities accosted for continued drug use and only 23 of the 483 cases they tagged for drug use. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)