No ‘Mayor Navarro’ in Zambo Sur PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2016 11:50

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Michael M. Nicolas clarified that “Mayor Navarro”, a name mentioned in a published list of persons linked to drugs, is not from Pagadian City nor from Zamboanga del Sur province.

Navarro was a name in the list of persons allegedlyinvolved in drug trade as released to national media last month by Camp Crame.

Nicolas said  that the Navarro in the list is from the municipality of Clarin in Misamis Occidental.

He said the former mayor of Labangan — Mayor Afdal —  is no longer in the province.

Nicolas quoted a  intelligence report that Afdal is now in Manila.

The police provincial chief said that 14,400 drug users and pushers have yielded to the police in the province since July 1, 2016.

“Nag- increase pa ang dami nila. Police operatives gathered information na may mga pinapatay na mga pushers dahil hindi sila nakaka- remit sa mga suppliers nila na hindi mga taga rito sa Zamboanga del Sur. Dahil sa mga sumorender ng mga drugs users and pushers din.  Mingaw na ang mga barangay sa probinsiya dahil may mga ordinances na may curfew sa mga minors from 18 years old below. Bumaba na rin ang crime rates  dito sa province since day one sa pagsurender nila. Malaki talaga ang epekto sa pag surrender ng mga drug users at pushers”, Nicolas said.

Meanwhile, Nicolas presided a coordinating conference of law enforcement operations  with  PRO-9 Rregional Intelligence Officer SR. Supt. Neil Alinsangan, Highway Patrol 9 Provincial Team headChief Inspector Dexter L. Diones,  Sr. Supt. Redentor Retusto, Philippine Army and other officers recently for anti-drug operations.

Nicolas said that his command is targeting one municipality in the province used as jumping point for illegal drugs. — Allen Abastillas