Drug activities back in QC after PNP suspends anti-drug operations

  • Drug activities are back in Quezon City
  • Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said the resurgence of drug activities came after Pres. Duterte prevented cops from conducting anti-illegal drugs operations
  • Eleazar hopes that the President would lift the suspension

The illegal drug trade in Quezon City has returned after the Philippine National Police (PNP) prevented its cops from conducting anti-illegal drugs operations.

Quezon City Police District Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said he received reports that drug activities in his area of responsibility has returned.

“We received reports na talagang nagbabalikan ‘yung paggamit ng droga tsaka ‘yung bentahan kasi alam nila na [that they really are back in using and selling drugs because they know] we are prevented now in engaging in drug operations,” GMA quoted Eleazar as saying.

Last month, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the dismantling of all Anti-Illegal Drugs Units in the PNP following the killing by rogue policemen of a South Korean businessman right inside Camp Crame, the PNP national headquarters.

Businessman Jee Ick Joo was abducted by cops on October last year under the guise of a legitimate anti-illegal drugs operation. The suspects asked millions from the victim’s wife in exchange for his release although the businessman was already dead by then.

Eleazar is hoping that President Duterte would soon lift the suspension of anti-illegal drugs operation to prevent the complete resurgence of drug activities not only in Quezon City , but also in other parts of the country.