In relation to the continuous education and training of personnel of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS, Regional Director, commends the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) for the conduct of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA 9165) Seminar recently held on October 14, 2020 at the NCRPO Hinirang Multi-Purpose Hall, Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City.
The seminar is an initiative of PMGEN SINAS in support to the directive of PRES. RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE with regard to the implementation of intensified campaign against illegal drugs. The seminar aimed to enhance the knowledge of operatives and investigators on the proper procedures in dealing with legal matters on anti-illegal drugs operations as well as to address issues and concerns about the prosecution related to drug cases.
The seminar was attended by 175 participants composed of Chiefs of Police from the Northern Police District together with personnel from District Drug Enforcement Units and Station Drug Enforcement Units of NPD and Eastern Police District.
Likewise, invited guest lecturers who shared their expertise were from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency- National Capital Region (PDEA-NCR), Regional Legal Office (RLO) and Regional Crime Laboratory Office- National Capital Region (RCLO-NCR).
PMGEN SINAS said that the seminar was geared towards the capability enhancement of Team NCRPO in eradicating illegal drugs in the region. NCRPO remains steadfast in its intensified campaign against illegal drugs and crime prevention in the metropolis.
Moreover, PMGEN SINAS commended the operatives of the Drug Enforcement Units for their enthusiasm in the continuous accomplishments especially despite the Community Quarantine brought by the pandemic. Among the noteworthy accomplishments are the seizure of PHP136 million worth of Shabu in Pasig in August 19, 2020; PHP61.2 million worth of shabu seized in an apartment in Taguig City on May 4, 2020, and PHP 6.8 million worth of shabu busted in Makati City on May 6, 2020.
In the continuous intensified wage against illegal drugs, record shows that from January 1, 2020 to present, NCRPO has conducted eight thousand three hundred twenty three (8,323) operations that resulted in the arrest of fourteen thousand eight hundred eighty seven (14, 887) drug personalities and confiscation of PHP1,766,716, 183.76 worth of Illegal Drugs.
Further, PMGEN SINAS disclosed that NCRPO now has four Narcotic Detector Dogs as part of the frontline team to boost its intensified campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs in the Metro.
“Team NCRPO is determined to sustain the fight against illegal drugs and committed to put the pushers behind bar, rehabilitate the users and lead our youth to become responsible individuals with a safer environment,” PMGEN SINAS added.