EIGHT police stations in Cebu City need to work harder in their fight against illegal drugs.

Senior Supt. Marciano Batiancela Jr., officer-in-charge of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said he will meet the eight station chiefs soon to let them explain why they failed to reach the required number of anti-illegal drug operations in a month.

Magpatawag ko nila kay atong paminawon ang ilang side, nganong nihinay ilang kampanya sa illegal nga drugas (I’m calling them to hear their side, why the campaign against illegal drugs had slowed down),” Batiancela said.

Cebu City Intelligence Branch Chief Romeo Santander earlier noted that only three out of 11 police stations in the city have met the required number of operations requested by the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Prudencio Tom Bañas.

These are Police Stations 2 (Fuente), 5 (Carbon), and 6 (Sawang Calero).

The eight police stations that failed to comply with the required number of operations are stations 1 (Pari-an), 3 (Waterfront), 4 (Mabolo), 7 (Pardo), 8 (Talamban), 9 (Guadalupe), 10 (Puerto Princesa) and 11 (Mambaling).

Every police station, according to Santander, is required to conduct at least two anti-illegal drug operations in a month.

When a police station could not conduct an operation in three consecutive months, Santander said, it will receive “a warning to step up.”

He said the PRO 7 directed police stations to intensify the campaign against illegal drugs, with a monitoring chart to assess the developments.

Batiancela said that failure to comply with the required number of operations in a month may affect the performance evaluation of the police station.

Usa na sa basehan sa evaluation sa ilang performance nga basehan kung relibohan sila (That’s one of the bases of their performance evaluation, which will be the basis if they have to be relieved or not),” Batiancela said.