THE Zamboanga City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) chaired by Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar on Thursday, February 28, commended the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the region (PDEA-9) and the local police for their accomplishments in the campaign against illegal drugs.
The series of drug busts launched in the first two months of the year by the PDEA-9 and local police resulted in the confiscation of about 6.25 kilos of shabu, or methamphetamine hydrochloride, valued at P42.5 million.
Salazar moved for the commendation during the Cadac meeting Thursday afternoon.
The local police, on the other hand, conducted 173 operations which resulted in the
arrest of 216 drug personalities and the confiscation of 5.6 kilograms of shabu in the same period.
Elmeir Jade Apolinario, who heads the Cadac Secretariat, traced the accomplishments of both PDEA and the local police to the good coordination between the two agencies and the Cadac in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive against the illegal drugs. (Bong Garcia)