DILG Chief says country’s illegal drug supply drops by 90%

MANILA — Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno on Wednesday said that drug supply in the country went down by 90 percent through the intensified campaign of the government against illegal drugs.

“This is the result of the efforts of the government in the fight against drugs,” Sueno said during the 23rd anniversary of Philippine Public Safety College, Wednesday.

Following the statement of PNP Chief General Director Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa last September that illegal drug supply in the country decreases by 80 percent, Sueno clarified that within the span of those days, Philippine National Police has released a verified report from their Oplan Double Barrel stating that there was a deficit in country’s illegal drug supply.

He assured that the data released was four times verified by the Philippine National Police.

The DILG secretary also said that drug price value increases due to the intensified and simultaneous police operations that’s why supply reduced higher.

In line with this, Sueno encouraged the public to institutionalize volunteerism through the observance or participation in the DILG’s MASA MASID in order to reach the success rate of the country in the war against drugs.

“Through the MASA MASID (Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga) program, citizens and other concerned sectors can help the government in its campaign to rid the country of illegal drugs,” he said. Aira May Dizon/PNA-northboundasia.com