PBBM dead serious in drug war — solon

The relentless campaign by our law enforcement authorities against these illegal drugs prove that the BBM administration is dead serious in continuing the crusade to free our country from the menace of this evil that destroys our families and society.

The arrest of two drug suspects for the P136 million worth of shabu seized by the anti-narcotic agents at an exclusive village in Muntinlupa only proved that the Marcos administration is “dead serious” in the relentless drug campaign of the government, a House leader said Saturday.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency raided two houses in Ayala Alabang Village on Friday around 12:30 a.m., alleging that it was being used to manufacture illegal drugs like methamphetamine hydrochloride, or “shabu.”

Authorities seized 20 kilos of suspected shabu which resulted in the arrest of French national Aurelien Cythere, 41, and Filipino businessman Mark Anthony Sarayot, 42,

“The relentless campaign by our law enforcement authorities against these illegal drugs prove that the BBM administration is dead serious in continuing the crusade to free our country from the menace of this evil that destroys our families and society,” Surigao del’s Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said.

To recall, Marcos earlier said he would take a “slightly different” approach to the country’s long-standing battle against the drug, unlike his predecessor’s brutal anti-drug campaign.

Although he intends to continue former President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, Marcos said that his administration would focus more on preventing prohibited substances and rehabilitating drug addicts to address the “upstream” of the problem or the prevention side while also developing policies on rehabilitation and law enforcement.

Meanwhile, Barbers lauded PDEA officer-in-charge Gregorio Pimentel for a “job well done,” thanking him for quickly apprehending the suspects and urging more follow-up operations to determine how the precursors of the illegal drug entered the country.

“Shabu cannot be manufactured in large-scale quantities without the needed precursors that can only be imported,” Barbers said.

“Thus, we have to look at the trail by which these precursors managed to evade our border controls,” he furthered.


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