Friday , June 22, 2018

Leyte council okays P23-M budget for anti-drug campaign

THE Leyte Provincial Peace and Order Council has approved an annual budget of P23 million to fund the campaign against illegal drugs in the area.

It will be implemented from 2017 to 2019 and aims to ensure the peace and order condition in the province by eliminating the drug menace down to the village level.

“It will focus on two approaches - the supply and demand. In terms of supply, drug dealers will be relentlessly pursued. In terms of demand, users will be encouraged to undergo training and rehabilitation,” Vice Governor Carlo Loreto Tuesday, April 11, said.

The official also suggested making use of technology such as face recognition and biometrics to prevent crimes.

Part of the P23 million will be used for conducting operations against drug personalities and for the installation of closed circuit television systems. (PNA)