Police tracking suspects in missing coke bricks-A A +A
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
THE Davao City Police Office already has a list of the suspects believed to be holding the eight missing cocaine bricks.
DCPO chief Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr. issued Wednesday anew a stern warning to those possessing them.
“As of now, we still lack eight kilos. We firmly believe that the eight kilos cocaine nasa loob pa ng Davao City. We are monitoring some individuals believed to be nasa kanila ang cocaine. Ang mga ito ay mga trabahante, eh. Alam namin nasa inyo yan, eh. Bakit ayaw niyo i-surrender yan? Huwag niyo hintayin i-entrap namin kayo,” Danao said at the sidelines of the Araw ng Kagitingan ceremony Wednesday morning.
“I am appealing to them to please surrender them immediately. Alam namin hindi kayo mga drug pusher, huwag kayo masilaw diyan sa amount niyan. Dahil ikamamatay niyo yan pag hindi kayo sumurender diyan and if you will resist arrest, sigurado ako ikamamatay niyo yan,” Danao added.
Danao also said they will implement City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s shoot-to-kill order that was announced last Sunday over Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa show.
However, he said the shoot-to-kill order will only be implemented if the suspect resist arrest.
“Pag lumaban yan, definitely, pag ako ang leader ng operation, uunahan kita,” Danao said.
The authorities first recovered 24 bricks of cocaine inside a Maersk container van around 7 p.m. of March 22.
Another 27 bricks were found on March 23, plus two more bricks found on March 25.
On April 1, a truck operator from Sumifru wharf surrendered a total of three bricks of high-grade cocaine at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Davao Region office, bringing the total haul of recovered bricks of cocaine to 56 with eight bricks still missing.
Each brick weighs more or less one kilo.
Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, who was the acting mayor last month, issued an executive order, creating the Task Force Cocaine and other illegal drugs to monitor the access of illegal drugs in the city.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 10, 2014.