Ex-pushers returning to illicit drug trade

August 24, 2020

CAMP TOLENTINO, Bataan --A number of drug pushers who have surrendered to authorities are returning to their illicit trade in Bataan.

This was learned by local newsmen from police authorities during a media briefing Monday morning inside Camp Tolentino.

“Some are returning to their illegal drug trades, but some are not after they were subjected to rehabilitation to various Bahay Silangan,” said Major Joey Sampaga, chief of police of Orani town.

Sampaga said local police have  arrested a notorious man charged with 21 counts of rape, making him the top most wanted in the town.

Capt Gary T. Lupian, newly-designated chief of police of Samal, also said the support from Mayor Aida Macalinao and barangay captains helped their campaign against illegal drugs and criminalities, saying without their support “we will not succeed.”

Major Randy  P. Apolonio, chief of police of Limay town, was also cited for his station’s various accomplishments in anti illegal drugs and criminalities during his stint.

Apolonio also gave credence to the all out support of Mayor Nelson David and Vice mayor Richie David to the police’ campaign in criminalities and illegal drugs.

“Supportive sina mayor Nelson at  Vice Mayor Richie sa amin. Pati vitamins bininigyan kami,” said Apolonio.

In Hermosa, Major Jeffrey Onde, chief of police, also reported the various accomplishments of his station in their campaign against illicit drugs and crimes due, he said, to the support of Mayor Jopet Inton.

Bataan had, in the past, been declared as the first drug-free province in Central Luzon.