Celso lauds Ayala police for intensified anti-drug campaign PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:06

Congressman Celso Lobregat on Monday commended the Police Station 9 based in Ayala under the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) for its its intensified campaign against illegal drugs in its areas of jurisdiction.

The campaign has resulted to the surrender of three of the top 10 most wanted drug personalities within their jurisdiction as well as 46 individuals who voluntarily submitted themselves pledging to veer away from illegal drug activities.

“Asking these drug suspects to defy their illegal drug activities and swearin to live a normal and new life is something to be lauded upon and Ayala police did it and I hope this will set as an example to other communities also,” Lobregat said.

In an interview Brigada News-FM Monday morning, Lobregat said he has seen the seriousness of the efforts of the local police in trying to eradicate if not minimize the drug problem in the city which causes great menace in society and destroying the youths.

The local police force admitted earlier the drug problem in the city has reached on an alarming level and it needs more attention being a contributory factor to the occurrence of crimes.

“If  the drugs proliferate, then crime will follow related to it. Our authorities should get more serious on it before it’s too late, and my office is here to support them in this campaign,” Lobregat said.

The solon said that in his earlier talks with OIC-Regional Director Chief/Supt. Billy Beltran, they discussed the seriousness of the drug problem in the city as it is now spreading in all barangays.

Since I was a mayor and until now, I am very supportive of the anti-drug campaign of our local police, I hate drugs!” Lobregat said.

The congressman said that he is personally acknowledging the efforts of Ayala Police under its station commander Police Senior Inspector Karib Muharram in this anti-drugs campaign and for initiating the “Mamamayan Umiwas sa Droga” campaign in their AOR.

The solon also thanked the participation of Muslim religious leaders, elders and barangay officials of Ayala, Recodo, Cawit and other barangays in District 1 which is under its jurisdiction for convincing the 46 drug suspects to yield to the police and live a drug free and normal life.

During the event, three known personalities listed on the priority list in illegal drugs or alleged top drug pushers also yielded to the police. They were identified as  Pipih Aminulla (Top No.1), Fahad Kali (Top No.6) and Handang Goldo aka “Regine” (Top No.9).

The suspected drug pushers and users in the presence of the police, religious leaders and barangay officials also signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). —  Dexter Yap