Anti-illegal drug campaign in SouthCot seized Php231k worth of drugs

The anti-illegal drug campaign in the province of South Cotabato seized a total of Php231k worth of illegal drugs for the third quarter this year, the South Cotabato Police Provincial Office reports.

This accomplishment came from 78 operations conducted, which include 43 buy-bust operations, 1 search warrant, 8 warrants of arrest, and 26 police responses.

These police operations resulted in the arrest of 68 persons, including 61 pushers and 7 users. Out to this,  58  suspects face cases in court for the violations of the RA 9165 or the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”.

The activity is part of the Supply Reduction Strategy that aims to disrupt the production and supply of illicit drugs in the province.  This yielded the confiscation of 33.3 grams of methamphetamine chloride or shabu and 24.5 grams of Marijuana leaves.

The SCPPO reports that aside from supply reduction,  they also focus on demand reduction which aims to prevent people from wanting to try taking illicit drugs.

Various police relations activities were conducted to implement this campaign. These include the provision of education and information to the general community, young people from in school and out of school youths, including drug users themselves.

For the period covered, at least 5,431 info-graphics were crafted and posted on social media page; 2,848 information were disseminated on  Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) Program; and  3,330  Info-drive regarding Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), Acts of Terrorism and Audio-Visual Presentations (AVPs) of Task Force Balik-Loob (TFBL), Lecture on EO 70 in schools, barangays, BPATS and other sectors in the community; 2463 for the Conduct of information dissemination re Community Anti-Terrorism Awareness (CATA).

The SCPPO also conducted anti-illegal drug campaigns to the members of the Barkada Kontra Droga in different municipalities in the province and visited schools through their Bisita Eskwela (BES) campaign.

The SCPPO disclosed that despite the pandemic, they have performed their duties and functions in support of the anti-illegal drug campaign in the province under the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council.