Police to seal off drug-affected Brgy. 2-A A +A
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is planning to seal off drug-affected Barangay 2 in the wake of the series of drug raids in the village in recent weeks.
Barangay 2, situated in the northern part of Bacolod, is under the jurisdiction of Police Station 2. For years, the illegal drug trade has been rampant in the area that it has been considered a seriously drug-affected village.
Barangay 2, along with Barangay 22, was also sealed off by the City Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force in January 2011.
Senior Superintendent Larry Decena, officer-in-charge of BCPO, on Monday said they can push through with their plan to seal off the drug-affected barangay if they have the support of barangay officials and the City Council.
Decena said that sealing off the drug-affected village would be an effective way to deter the illegal drug trade in Barangay 2.
The BCPO chief added that they are intensifying their campaign to curb illegal drug trade in different areas of Bacolod and to surpass the accomplishment of Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO).
The Western Visayas Police Regional Office has ranked BCPO second in the region-wide campaign against illegal drugs, next only to the ICPO.
Since last week, about 10 persons have been arrested for selling illegal drugs in the city.
Decena said he believes that it’s easy to arrest suspects involved in illegal drugs than those involved in illegal gambling.
He also asked the public to help the police address the problem on the proliferation of illegal drugs.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on April 15, 2014.