LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Police Bureau (LCPO) has signaled its intention to procure K9 drug detectors to bolster its campaign against illegal drugs.
Police Colonel Elmer Lim, head of the LCPO, said it was their response to a call from the president of the Cebu branch of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and mayor of Daanbantayan, Sun Shimura .
Shimura previously appealed to local government units (LGUs) in Cebu to improve their capabilities in detecting the entry of illegal drugs, by purchasing K9 drug detectors.
Lim said that currently they only have one bomb detector K9 assigned to special weapons and tactics (SWAT).
The additional K9 drug detectors will be assigned to different entry points in the city, such as terminals, seaports and the airport.
“In my opinion, maayo gyud ug daghan tag iro nga mo-detect illegal drugs kay makakuha gyud ta ana. Kay duha rana, makuha nato, ma-intercept nato or mahadlok sila unya dili na sila moari sa atong area kay seguradong masakpan sila Lim said.
(In my opinion, it’s really better if we have dogs that can detect illegal drugs because we are sure that we can intercept. It would only mean two things, either we will intercept or they would be afraid of come to our sector because they will surely be taken.)
Lim revealed that a K9 drug detector can cost between 200,000 and 500,000 pesos, which will include the cost of training them.
Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan also expressed his support for this LCPO venture.
Chan said he would wait for the LCPO’s recommendation to purchase a K9 drug detector.
“Dako kaayo nga atoa nga mokuha ta anang dog sniffer for illegal drugs. Sayod man gyud ta kun unsa ta kaseryoso one of the siyudad batok in illegal drugs. With this, with the recommendation of the city police bureau of Lapu-Lapu, we are going to acquire a K9 unit,” Chan said.
(It would mean a great thing if we could get those illegal drug sniffing dogs. As we all know, our city is serious about fighting illegal drugs.)
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