THE Davao City Police Office's (DCPO) City Anti Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (CAIDSOTG) was hailed as the best in the country for 2015 for its intense campaign against illegal drugs in the city.
The awarding ceremony was held last week during the 12th Founding Anniversary of the Anti Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) at the Philippine National Police (PNP) National Headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City.
Police Director Ricardo C. Marquez awarded the plaque of appreciation to DCPO's deputy city director for operation (DCDO) Supt. Francis Donald Brillantes who represented DCPO director Vicente D. Danao during the event.
Chief Inspector Milgrace Cajes Driz, spokesperson for the DCPO, said that DCPO bested other CAIDSOTG in different cities in the Philippines due to its successful operations and accomplishments against illegal drugs.
"It just shows that we are committed and continuous ang ating operations dito sa Davao City when it comes to illegal drugs," Driz told Sun.Star Davao in an interview Tuesday morning.
In a data furnished by DCPO, out of 465 operations against illegal drugs, a total of 470 personalities involved in drugs abuse and trade were arrested.
From the period of January to August period of this year, an estimated of 2,371.32 grams and 1,779.72 grams of suspected shabu and marijuana were seized by police authorities, respectively.
The estimated street value for both shabu and marijuana were P17,157,844 and P78,006, respectively.
"We will continue with our work which is to stop the use and trade of illegal drugs in our city," Driz said.