More than 1,300 drug users yield in Lamitan PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 July 2016 13:23

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

 

More than 1,300 drug users have surrendered to the Lamitan City Police Office starting two weeks ago.

Lamitan Police Chief Sr. Insp. Gean O. Gallardo said that among the more than 1,300 drug users are two barangay officials, and an almost senior citizen woman. The youngest is a 14-year-old student from Tuburan town and two were drug pushers.

Gallardo said that after the documentation and the oath taking to reform, the surrenderers are set to be given counseling with the support of the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development- ARMM, Dept. of Labor and Dept. of Education.

Gallardo suggested to Mayor Rose U. Furigay that if it is possible the surrenderers will be given skills training with the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority to make them busy and productive once graduated.

Mayor Furigay urged the surrenderers to reform and change their lives for their own good.

“ I hope that their surrender to the authority is real. We are sure that we can accommodate and help them renew their life status and for them to have  a special skills training development, especially the out-of-school youth and adult persons,” Furigay said.

Meanwhile,  A wanted person in Lamitan City was neutralized by government forces on Tuesday in Barangay ParangBasak.

The wanted person was identified as Majeral Daeyong Oyung.

Gallardo said Oyung is wanted for the triple murder and frustrated murder case under criminal case number 6673-5333, 7373-4321,2794, 2881, 3794 and 3881 issued by Regional Trial Court of Lamitan City  on March 17, 2003.

Oyung was gunned down after he resisted arrest. Recovered from  his possession was a Norinco  9mm pistol with bullets as certified by the  Provincial Crime Laboratory Office. Oyung was declared dead on arrival at the  Dr. Torres Hospital.

Councilor  Noel Baul assisted the victim’s family on the slain suspect’s proper burial. — Allen Abastillas