DBR in city still on hold

WHILE other police stations in the province have actively resumed operations against illegal drugs, the Dagupan City Police Station (DCPS) has chosen to wait for clear directives before launching Double Barrel Reloaded in the city.

P/Chief Inspector Marcos Anod, deputy police chief, said the directive on the Double Barrel Alpha: Reloaded is not yet clear.

He said DCPS, as of March 8, still awaits the order from the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office but the intelligence gathering and monitoring of activities of drug operations in the city are continued.

Arnod confirmed that since the suspension of Double Barrel Alpha, the peddling of drugs in the streets had increased and DCPS noted that several of the drug suspects who surrendered earlier were found to have returned to their illegal activities.

He said the station is looking forward to its active resumption of operations against illegal drugs.

Before the suspension of the operations for the war on drugs, there were already 28 barangays in Dagupan that were certified to be cleared from illegal drugs; only Barangays Poblacion 1-2-3, Pugaro and Calmay remain drug-affected.

In the illegal gambling campaign, Anod declined to provide an update particularly on the continued operations of jueteng in the city.

He said Acting-Police Chief P/Supt. Neil Miro would be in a better position to give the update and simply reiterated that DCPS remains focused on 7 crime activities that includes illegal gambling.

The city police is closely monitoring illegal gambling activities like video karera or ‘fruit game’, ‘drop ball’ or ‘color game’, ‘kara y cruz’, ‘tupada’ or ‘sabong’, mahjong, ‘tong-its’ and ‘lucky 9’ and flyers have been distributed to the public to disseminate the campaign against illegal gambling.

Miro, however, did not respond to calls and text of The PUNCH.  (Nora Dominguez)