More Ilocos region cops test negative for drugs

Published December 10, 2020, 8:16 AM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- A total of 783 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel who underwent random drug testing regionwide tested negative for drug use.

PHOTO VIA LIEZLE INIGO/ MANILA BULLETIN

The drug tests were simultaneously conducted on personnel assigned at the Regional Headquarters, Regional Drug Enforcement Unit, Pangasinan Police Provincial Office, and National Support Units.

On Monday, 122 police officers assigned to the Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office also went through the random drug tests at Camp President Elpidio R Quirino, Bulag, Bantay, Ilocos Sur – 47 of them are Police Commissioned Officers, 74 Non-Commissioned Officers, and one Non-Uniformed Personnel assigned to Ilocos Sur.

The tests are being conducted in line with the directive of Chief PNP General Debold M. Sinas to optimize the utilization of PNP resources and to clean the police ranks of “narco cops.”

“Police Regional Office 1 will continuously intensify the conduct of random drug testing in all PNP units regionwide to ensure that the organization is free from the drug menace. It is also a more comprehensive approach in weeding out scalawags and misfits in the organization,” said Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Santos Azurin, Jr, PRO1 Regional Director.

 
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