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DPWH EMPLOYEE SACKED FOR SELLING ILLEGAL DRUGS (PNP Region records 2,446 drug personalities as of July 7, 2016)

-, July 8, 2016
DPWH EMPLOYEE SACKED FOR SELLING ILLEGAL DRUGS (PNP Region records 2,446 drug personalities as of July 7, 2016)
MAASIN CITY, LEYTE - A regular employee of DPWH-Southern Leyte fell in the hands of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Maasin City Police during a buy-bust operation in the afternoon of July 6, 2016, along the Maharlika Highway of Brgy Combado, Maasin City, Southern Leyte.

PDEA, Information Officer, Rogelette T. Urgel, identified the suspects as Roel Adobas, alias `Kimay’, 45 years old, a resident of Barangay Laboon, Maasin Southern Leyte and a driver of DPWH, Southern Leyte.

It was learned that the suspect has been under surveillance by PDEA and police operatives for months already until they conducted a buy-bust operation wherein PDEA agent who posted as pusher buyer purchased from the suspect two (2) pcs heat-sealed plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu.
Adobas is now temporarily detained at Maasin City Police Station Detention Facility, while, facing a case for violation of Section 5 and Section 11 of Article 11 of Republic Act 9165.

Meanwhile, DPWH –Southern Leyte District Engineer Ma. Margarita C. Junia is determined on helping their employees habituated by shabu to be treated at the DOH Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Dulag Leyte.

Last, August 17, 2015 drug test conducted, 23 employees of DPWH Southern Leyte Engineering Office were found positive of illegal drugs- 17 of there were job order employees and (6) were permanent personnel.

The six (6) regular employees tested positive of illegal drug use together with those 12 laid off workers submitted themselves to a one-on-one assessment procedure which aimed of finding out the extent of drug dependency and its suitable rehabilitation process.

While, more than 400 people allegedly involved in illegal drugs voluntarily surrendered to the police authorities in Eastern Visayas as they intensifies its anti-drug campaign project `Tokhang’ and project ` High Value Target’.
DPWH EMPLOYEE SACKED FOR SELLING ILLEGAL DRUGS (PNP Region records 2,446 drug personalities as of July 7, 2016)
Records from the PNP Regional Command 8 show that 2,446 voluntarily surrendered from June 29 - July 07, 2016 at 1,841 drug dependents' home visited by the PNP: Leyte - 756; Biliran - 61; Eastern Samar - 675; Southern Leyte - 4; Northern Samar - 344; Samar - 218; Tacloban - 279; and Ormoc - 109.

Newly assumed acting regional director of Eastern Visayas Police Chief Superintendent Elmer Cruz Beltejar admonished the public to support the PNP in their campaign against illegal drugs and report immediately to the nearest police station or through social media Facebook Page-Pulis ha RehiyonOtos or text 09173114794 or 09478907155.(CJ/JAZMIN BONIFACIO)
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