7 drug groups in NegOcc closely monitored

SEVEN drug groups operating in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City are now being closely monitored by the police.

Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, identified the six drug groups as the Ramos Drug Group, Divinagracia Drug Group, Bacus Drug Group, Burgos Drug Group, Macundato Drug Group, and Vetusio Drug Group.

Meanwhile, Police Colonel Henry BiƱas Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, refused to name seventh drug group operating in the city, except for its leader who was identified as a "she" during a press conference Monday, October 21.

Baleros said that despite the operation of the six drug groups, there is currently no big-time drug lord operating in the province.

The police official said he plans to release pictures of drug group leaders soon, adding the reason why he identified them is in order for the public to gain knowledge of their presence.

Meanwhile, during his visit in Bacolod City on Monday, Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, Police Regional Office-6 director, said they have "no boundaries" when it comes to the campaign of illegal drugs.

Pamuspusan presumably made the comment after BCPO deputy director Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido was spotted in San Carlos City, with netizens on social media presuming the BCPO deputy director was familiarizing himself with the neighboring towns and cities of Bacolod.

The regional police director pointed out the campaign in illegal drugs is a collaborative effort, adding the drug problem in Bacolod City is far more serious compared to Iloilo.


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