Cops visit 2 more villages-A A +A
Monday, March 18, 2013
OUT of 28 houses visited by the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), 17 suspected drug pushers were approached as Oplan Tokhang (Tok-tok, Hangyo) resumed Monday in two barangays under the Sta. Ana police area-of-responsibility.
DCPO chief Senior Superintendent Ronald M. dela Rosa spearheaded the house-to-house visit in Barangay 21-C and Barangay 37-D and was accompanied by Sta. Ana police station commander Superintendent Caezar P. Cabuhat and barangay officials.
"There were no untoward incidents during the house-to-house visit. We were able to visit 28 houses of suspected drug pushers, but we only talked to 17 of them," Cabuhat said.
He said most of the suspects that were approached denied their involvement in the illegal drug trade, claiming they stopped selling drugs long ago.
The police, however, will continue to monitor the suspects to confirm if they are indeed out of the illegal drug trade.
Cabuhat said some of the suspects have provided information with regard the supplier of illegal drugs in the area, although this is yet to be verified.
DCPO was also scheduled to implement Oplan Tokhang in Muslim Village, sitio Tacub, Barangay Zone 1, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.
The DCPO personnel will be accompanied by the Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office and other local officials.
DCPO went beyond its area of responsibility as locals requested to have a house-to-house visit on alleged drug pushers because of the rampant illegal drug trades in the area.
Some of the illegal drugs being sold in Toril district were allegedly from the village.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 19, 2013.