Aris calls for citizens to always get involved in illegal drug drive

By Ric Obedencio | 04:52 PM June 29, 2023

MARIBOJOC, Bohol – Gov. Aris Aumentado calls for citizens to always extend their help to the campaign against illegal drugs and other forms of crimes and expressed congratulations to the police force led by provincial director Col. Lorenzo Batuan.

The governor told media interview in Maribojoc after the successful buybust of the 200 grams worth P1.3 million seized from a certain high level individual suspect who was not named in the police report.

The suspect, a resident of purok 5, barangay Mayacabac, Dauis, Bohol, was nabbed on Tomas Cloma street, Purok 4 in nearby old Ilaw International building, barangay Bo-ol, Tagbilaran City.

The said buybust was carried out by Tagbilaran City Police Station, Drug Enforcement Team (DET) led by PMSg Richie Lovete, under the supervision of PLTCOL HOMOBUNO ROMERO SAYON, Chief of Police, the report.

He said that the arrest of the suspect was an offshoot of the citizen’s involvement by providing the law enforcers with A1 information. He said he encourages the people to get involved as any information about any crime-related activities related o the police has a reward.

He said the provincial government under his watch is giving reward in cash to those who may provide an A1 information on any crimes, not just, illegal drugs peddling.

The governor laughs off criticism that under his administration a lot of arrest on illegal drug-related crimes has surfaced.

He said that the series of arrests of suspects in illegal drug related offenses only shows that the police force did not sleep their job.

He compared this to past administrations wherein it was reported that only a few arrests of similar operations had been undertaken but illegal drugs vending was seemed to be unabated.

He concluded by thanking the police force for a job well done and encourage them to do more.

The governor was the guest of the 50th year celebration of the coconut industry in Maribojoc town, where he planted a coconut at the town’s demonstration farm.

He was with Rep. Edgardo Chatto, Mayor Romulo Manuta, Sikatuna Mayor Jecjec Ellorimo, provincial Board member Lucille Lagunay and officials of the Philippine Coconut Administration and municipal and barangay Bayacabac officials. (rvo)

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