More than 380 drug suspects surrender to Baguio Police

BAGUIO CITY -– Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Chief for Operations PSupt. Leon Palleo on Monday, July 11 confirmed that more than 380 drug suspects have surrendered to the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) since the campaign against illegal drugs started.

Palleo said drug suspects surrendering only shows the willingness of these persons to be reformed and be given a second chance to live a life without drugs.

Palleo said continuous monitoring is being conducted by the BCPO on individuals who already surrendered and promised to give up their involvement in the drug trade to check their compliance with their signed promissory notes.

Most of those who surrendered to the police stations are drug users who informed investigators where they get their drug supply, Palleo added.

The BCPO, Palleo said, will now focus their attention in going after the drug suppliers as soon as the identities of these individuals have been validated.

Palleo said all those who surrendered will still have to go through the process to determine the individual’s involvement or dependency.

Those who surrendered will be subjected to a drug test and if found to be positive for illegal drugs, appropriate charges will be filed in court, Palleo said.

Earlier, BCPO Director George Daskeo appealed to barangay residents and officials to report to the nearest police station suspected illegal activities in their neighborhood.

Daskeo assured that the identities of those who will report to the police will remain confidential. PNA/