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Wish ko lang: Mabilog hopes killing drug kingpin Prevendido will end drug problem in Visayas

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Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog on Saturday commended the police in Western Visayas for the successful neutralization of suspected top drug lord Richard Prevendido.

In a statement, Mabilog recognized the efforts of all the police forces from the regional, provincial and city offices, who patiently pursued leads and tips on the whereabouts of Prevendido for more than a year.

“This legitimate police operation is proof that our local law enforcers are committed to bring order and justice in Western Visayas, and Iloilo City in particular,” he said.

“We hope that with Prevendido gone, the illegal drug problem will be entirely minimized if not eliminated. But this will not mean we will be complacent. The Iloilo City Government together with the PNP (Philippine National Police) and the PDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency) will continue with the war on illegal drugs, and will not stop until the battle is won,” he added.

The mayor also ordered to expedite the release of P500,000 bounty earlier committed by the city government to the person who would provide information on the whereabouts of Prevendido.

Mabilog added that “Prevendido’s death is an exclamation point that will put an end to the era of illegal drugs in Iloilo City.”

He expressed hope that the drug problem brought by Prevendido would no longer be repeated. (PNA)

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