PNP_PRO1 News Release: 11-16-02
Authority: PCSUPT GREOGORIO R PIMENTEL
Acting Regional Director, Police Regional Office 1
Releaser: PSUPT CHERRY M FAJARDO
Chief, Regional Public Information Office, PRO1
Camp Brigadier General Oscar M. Florendo
Parian, City of San Fernando, La Union
Contact Number: (072) 607-6582
FB Page: PNP PRO Public Information Office
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 PRO1 Website: www.pnpro1.org
CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- With the stern commitment of Police Regional Office 1(PRO1) to eradicate illegal drug menace in the region, Police Chief Superintendent Gregorio R. Pimentel, Regional Director ordered the intensification of its anti-illegal drugs campaign and the implementation of the Double Barrel Alpha down to the lowest police units.
PCSupt. Pimentel stressed that the Double Barrel Alpha is very helpful to effectively and efficiently enforce operations against illegal drugs for this is an extension and expansion of the Project: Double Barrel where it shifts its focus on the neutralization of high value targets (HVTs) involved in the illegal drug trades and drug clearing operations of all drug-affected barangays nationwide.
In almost a month since the start of Double Barrel Alpha on October 26 to date, around 268 personalities allegedly involved in illegal drugs were arrested and one (1) was killed in police operation wherein the Pangasinan police arrested 180 drug personalities, 66 in La Union, 11 in Ilocos Sur and 11 in Ilocos Norte.
For the same period, a total of 273,167 house visitations were conducted region wide that resulted to the surrender of 1,223 drug personalities with the breakdown of 963 in Pangasinan, 137 in La Union, 50 in Ilocos Sur and 73 in Ilocos Norte. The surrendered drug personalities also signed their individual pledge of commitment and vowed to stop their illegal activities and support the government’s program.
“The Double Barrel Alpha of the PNP is still anchored on the project HVT and Project Tokhang wherein the HVT will be given much more concentration to disrupt drug routes and limit the use of the country as transshipment point of illegal drugs, while the tokhang will be extended and expanded to visitations of schools, business establishments, subdivisions and condominium. Taphang or dialogue will also be employed to different strategic groups of people to persuade them not to use and/or push illegal drugs,” PCSupt. Pimentel added. ###