Over 80 PNP personnel undergo surprise drug test

MORE than 80 personnel of Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) on Tuesday morning, February 20, underwent surprise drug test by the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office.

Initial results showed all personnel tested negative of marijuana and “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) use, said CPPO Director Edgar Alan Okubo, who also submitted his urine sample.

Okubo said the unannounced drug test is part of the Philippine National Police's campaign to cleanse the ranks.

He said 47 chiefs of police stations, eight of his staff members and 32 police officers assigned in Provincial Personnel Holding Accounting Unit participated in the random drug test held in CPPO headquarters in Cebu City.

The police official said the personnel of three southern Cebu towns' police stations were also subjected to drug test on Monday, February 19.

A non-uniformed personnel of Argao Police Station tested positive of drug use, but Okubo said the result is subject for a confirmatory test.

Last January 31, two police officers tested positive in a drug test conducted among 92 police officers. (KAL/SunStar Cebu)

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