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Friday, March 8, 2013
MEMBERS of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) gathered Friday some 130 individuals believed to be drug pushers as they conducted anew Oplan Takhang (Tapok, Hangyo) in Barangay 31-D on Quezon blvd. and Barangay Ilang in Tibungco.
The Oplan Takhang is part of DCPO's campaign against illegal drugs and seeks to gather suspected drug pushers in the community for one hour discussion on the ill-effects of illegal drugs.
Senior Superintendent Ronald M. dela Rosa, DCPO director, spearheaded the discussion, which was also attended by Sta. Ana police chief Caezar Cabuhat, Barangay 31-D chief Joel Landero, Bunawan police chief Reynaldo Capute and Barangay Ilang chief Romeo Cabling.
Dela Rosa said the campaign in Barangay 31-D started around 10:30 a.m., where they were able to gather 60 alleged drug pushers, 30 of whom were women. Seventy others were gathered in Ilang around 12:30 p.m.
Dela Rosa said some of the 30 women involved in illegal drugs were "just runners," meaning they are only tasked to deliver the illegal drugs, while those in Barangay Ilang were reportedly involved in selling drugs in the area.
"For those women involved in illegal drugs... sagad sa ilang mga rason kay ang kawad-on. Naa'y mga bana tuod pero wala pud trabaho while ang uban galisod daw ug pangita ug trabaho. Unya kay di mana maayo ilang ginabuhat, mao ako gidiscuss sa ila ang advantage ug disadvantage sa ilang gisudlan," dela Rosa said.
Dela Rosa added there was no untoward incident during their campaign, but six suspected drug suspects, including two buyers in Ilang, attempted to escape but were later cornered by authorities.
"Naa'y duha naka-dagan, while the four others gibira sila sa mga barangay police sa area para maka-attend sa discussion namo. Wa nato sila dakpa kay wala may nakita na drugs sa ila upat, pero noted na sila," dela Rosa said. (Ivy C. Tejano)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 09, 2013.