CamSur town officials involved in drug use surrender to mayor

CamSur town officials involved in drug use surrender to mayor

- The government intensifies its war against drugs with Project Double Barrel

- One former councilor and one incumbent councilor of Camarines Sur surrendered to their mayor after being linked to illegal drugs

- An interrogation was carried out at the mayor’s office after he convinced the two to surrender

Mayor Jaime Deleña of Presentacion, Camarines Sur caused the surrender of two public officials after the latter’s names were included in the list of suspected drug users and pushers. The two officials were both councilors of the municipality – one incumbent and the other having served a previous term.

Coincidentally, the two suspected councilors have close affiliations with two mayors of the municipality. One of the suspected councilors, incumbent municipal councilor Elias Deleña, is the mayor’s relative. The other one, Boy Relleta, former municipal councilor, is the son of former municipal mayor, William Relleta.

CamSur town officials involved in drug use surrender to mayor

Drug dependents, alleged or not, are usually handcuffed by the police.

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Reports have it that right after the incumbent mayor was furnished by Chief Inspector Samuel San Jose with the list of suspected public officials involved in drugs, he took it upon himself to talk to the two councilors with a goal of asking them to surrender to the authorities. The mayor succeeded in getting the two to voluntarily surrender to authorities.

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The two arrested councilors were brought to the mayor’s office for interrogation. It was unclear whether the two were brought to jail following their surrender. The cases of the two councilors have already been referred to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Other drug suspects included seven barangay chairmen, all of whom have already been invited to see the mayor.

CamSur town officials involved in drug use surrender to mayor

The PNP has spearheaded Project Double Barrel, which is also known as Oplan Tukhang.

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The series of surrenders of drug suspects was brought about by the intense campaign of the present administration against illegal drugs. Called as “Project Double Barrel,” the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign is bent on cracking down on drug pushers.

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Since the campaign started, many drug pushers and users have been neutralized. For instance, in Sorsogon alone, there have been about 840 drug dependents who were neutralized. Most of them promised to reform their ways and were sent home thereafter.

CamSur town officials involved in drug use surrender to mayor

Thousands of illegal drug users are surrendering in many parts of the country for fear of the beefed up campaign against drugs by the new administration.

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The present administration will continue to stand pat in its war against drugs. More arrests will be expected in the coming months.-SD, Kami Media

READ ALSO: Innocent officials may be targets of wrongful drug implication

 

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