Pamuspusan aims to clean WV from illegal drugs

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Get rid of drugs. These were the marching orders of new Western Visayas police chief Brig. Gen. Rene Pamuspusan to the Bacolod City Police Office.

Pamuspusan noted Bacolod, a highly urbanized city, is the number one problem area in Western Visayas in terms of illegal drugs.

“This is a challenge to the police chiefs and the whole city police force,” he said, adding the city attracts many visitors (

He added Bacolod will comply with directives in the anti-illegal drug campaign. “I’m sure they are doing their jobs to negate and solve this problem, he said.

Pamuspusan, in a command visit to the BCPO headquarters, commended their efforts in the campaign against illegal drugs.

BCPO confiscated an estimated P22,375,998.60 worth of shabu and marijuana from January to June this year.

Of the total recovery, 1,491.559 grams of shabu worth P22,373,385 were seized while 11.3635 grams worth P2,613.60 were confiscated during the first half of 2019.

BCPO records showed that 318 operations were conducted which resulted in the apprehension of 492 persons.

The biggest drug haul in seven months was the seizure of P6.2 million worth of suspected shabu from two drug bust operations last month.