Wednesday , April 25, 2018

Hotel execs support government’s anti-drug drive

MABALACAT CITY -- Executives of Hotel Sogo expressed support to the government's anti-illegal drugs campaign after a kilo of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” worth P2 million was found at the hallway of Hotel Sogo Dau here on June 13.

Read: Kilo of crystal meth found inside Mabalacat hotel

Mhar de Jesus, Central Luzon area manager of Hotel Sogo, made an assurance that there is no illegal drugs trade in their hotel premises.

De Jesus said that the illegal drugs were apparently left by one of their guests before it was found by a housekeeping crew.

Elmer Ramos, branch manager of Hotel Sogo Dau, said they turned over the illegal drugs they found to Chief Inspector Jun Lim, police station chief of Barangay Dau here.

"The Hotel Sogo management continues its unwavering support to the PNP [Philippine National Police] in fighting the proliferation of illegal drugs. The management is in constant communication and cooperation with PNP to further identify the culprits," Ramos said.

Ramos said that police visibility and the conduct of checkpoints may have forced the suspects to leave the illegal drugs at the hotel.

"Baka nakatunog na sinusubaybayan sila ng mga pulis o kaya natakot na mahuli sa mga kabilaang checkpoints na ginagawa ng ating kapulisan," Ramos added.