Crackdown on illegal drugs remains a priority for Cebu City

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CEBU CITY, Philippines – Retired General Debold Sinas of the Philippine National Police (PNP), who is now an advisor to Cebu City’s Peace and Order Council, said the city will continue its crackdown on illegal drugs.

Sinas said Mayor Michael Rama had given the go-ahead for random drug testing in police forces, fire departments, Bureau of Prisons Management and Penology (BJMP), municipal offices and barangays.

“I also emphasized the approval of the mayor, the anti-drug operations. I have always been an advocate for random drug testing, but no longer just the police nor, after the fire, the BJMP, and among others CITOM (traffic cops),” Sinas said.

“Necessary neither because it is a preventive aspect. Before your mamatay og lain, bantayan nato atong own tungkaran,” Sinas added.

The former general, who also served as regional director of the Central Visayas Regional Police Bureau (PRO-7) from 2018 to 2019, said he would work with the rest of the council to make Cebu look like Singapore .

The mayor’s instruction was clear that the peace and order of the city must be improved for this to be achieved.

With this, Sinas suggested that frontline corruption should be minimized through the coordinated efforts of all law enforcement agencies.

Sinas will take up his post in Cebu City to focus on peace and order in the city.

/bmjo

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